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PH Coast Guard takes over nationwide seaports security

PH Coast Guard takes over nationwide seaports security

Jun. 13 | The Philippine Coast Guard has taken over the security supervision of ports, and shipping, whether public or private, including the egress and ingress to all waterways from the Maritime Industry Authority and the Philippine Ports Authority. Photo from...

Proper security protocols in place at key PH transport facilities

Proper security protocols in place at key PH transport facilities

Jun. 6 | Transportation hubs in the Philippines are safe, according to security services of key public transportation agencies.  The assurance was made in light of the recent armed and arson attack at Resorts World in Pasay City that killed 37 people, including...

PH shipping lines start using safe transit corridor

PH shipping lines start using safe transit corridor

Jun. 1 | Philippine domestic shipping lines welcomed the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) implementation of a recommended transit corridor (RTC) in Moro Gulf and Basilan Strait. The safe passage in Mindanao has been created in response to rising piracy...

Coast Guard secures Iligan port amid Marawi clashes

Coast Guard secures Iligan port amid Marawi clashes

May. 31 | The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has taken over port security in Iligan City in southern Philippines since May 26 to prevent members of militant Islamist Maute group from escaping, and to block any reinforcements coming from other militant groups. PCG...

Moro Gulf, Basilan Strait transit corridor created to combat piracy

Moro Gulf, Basilan Strait transit corridor created to combat piracy

May. 28 | The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has issued a memorandum circular on the establishment of a transit corridor in Moro Gulf and Basilan Strait as a means to protect vessels crossing the area from pirates. “This circular aims to address...

PH ports, airports under heightened alert amid Marawi clashes

PH ports, airports under heightened alert amid Marawi clashes

May. 27 | Security measures have been stepped up at Philippine ports and airports following clashes between Islamist militants and government troops in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. While observing normal business operations, ports in the Mindanao region are under...

No sail zone in Manila during ASEAN Summit

No sail zone in Manila during ASEAN Summit

Apr. 26 | The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is implementing a “no sail zone” policy in several Manila areas during the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings, chaired by the Philippines, on April 26 to 29, 2017. In Notice...

PH Coast Guard patrols in southern PH to intensify amid slew of pirate attacks

PH Coast Guard patrols in southern PH to intensify amid slew of pirate attacks

Jan. 31 | The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has directed the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to increase its presence and conduct more patrols in the waters off Zamboanga Peninsula and Basilan following reports from domestic shipping lines of increased piracy...

PH shipping group petitions for stronger gov’t action vs sea pirates

PH shipping group petitions for stronger gov’t action vs sea pirates

Jan. 17 | In the International Maritime Bureau Annual Piracy Report for 2016, IMB advised charterers and owners to consider avoiding the Sulu Sea by routing vessels West of Kalimantan. Domestic shipping lines are requesting the Philippine government to increase...

Tug assistance is optional, PH ports agency clarifies

Tug assistance is optional, PH ports agency clarifies

Dec. 27 | The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said it did not completely suspend the tug assistance requirement but only made it optional in most cases and compulsory in some. “What we suspended is the compulsory tug assistance. In effect, we have made it optional....
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