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PCG suspends 8 coast guards tagged in killing of Taiwanese fisher

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has placed under indefinite suspension the eight PCG personnel facing homicide charges for the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman on May 9, 2013 off Balintang island in waters claimed by both the Philippines and Taiwan, the PCG spokesperson has told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PCG not taking part in search for missing Malaysian plane

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The Philippine Coast Guard is not deploying any of its search-and-rescue vessels to take part in the massive multinational search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the southern coast of Vietnam.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Coast Guard ships ready to guard Panatag Shoal on gov’t go-signal

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Not a single Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessel has been deployed to Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) since PCG ships and their Chinese counterparts faced off in the West Philippine Sea rock formation for two weeks in mid-2012.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ship runs aground in Palawan

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A foreign vessel ran aground in Palawan on Saturday morning, according to a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) report released late Saturday afternoon.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

USS Guardian’s bow cut, lifted—Coast Guard

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POWERLESS. Giant waves batter the USS Guardian, a minesweeper that ran aground in the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, tossing the ship some 90 degrees from its position on Thursday (inset) and making it parallel to the reef line. The photographs are courtesy of the AFP FILE PHOTO

A United States Navy-contracted salvage team has completed the cutting and lifting of the bow, or the forward section of the USS Guardian and its subsequent transfer to a barge, the spokesperson of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), said on Wednesday.

Posted: March 27th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US Navy presents plan to dismantle grounded ship in Tubbataha

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Navy has presented to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) its USS Guardian “dismantling plan” that will utilize floating cranes in what it calls a “complex operation” to minimize damage to the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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