Category: Philippine Coast Guard

Made in France: Philippine Coast Guard Ship Set to Arrive

Several officers and members of the sailing crew arrive in France for familiarization training for the PCG’s first offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV 8301). The team will conduct two-month vessel familiarization training in Les Sables-d’Olonne in France. Some personnel from the Coast Guard Surface Support Force and Coast Guard Weapons, Communications, Electronics and […]

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Philippine Coast Guard to Assist Military and Police

MANILA — Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has issued a memorandum order directing the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to assist the military and police in maintaining peace and order during the state of national emergency on account of lawless violence in Mindanao. Medialdea signed Memorandum Order No. 4 expanding the application of the previous memorandum (No. […]

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PCG conducts humanitarian mission to Pag-asa Island

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Tuesday that it successfully conducted its first humanitarian mission in the communities living in Pag-asa Island in Palawan. Commander Armand Balilo, PCG spokesperson said that the supplies were boarded by BRP Batangas (SARV-004) vessel last week to provide assistance to the countrymen residing there. The goods were provided by […]

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C23 Sherpa Aircraft

Philippine Army and Coast Guard 2015- to receive Sherpa C-23B+ Transport Aircraft

British company’s Shorts Brothers and now owned by the Bombardier Aerospace produced the Sherpa C-23B+. US Army used the Sherpa C-23B+ type of aircraft since 1985. The aircraft is capable of landing in soft surface small airfields. It is a medium transport aircraft that can provide troops airdrop, cargo transport, and aeromedical evacuation. The plane can […]

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Philippine Coast Guard MRRV

Philippine Coast Guard Wants Two 80 Meter Multi-role Response Vessel for Longer Patrols

MANILA, May 13 (PNA) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) wants two of the 10 multi-role response vessels (MRRVs) it has ordered from Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) to be upgraded from the 40-meter to the 80-meter class. This was disclosed by PCG spokesperson Cmdr. Armand Balilo in an interview with the PNA. He added […]

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