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8 dead, 26 missing as dive boat sinks in flames off California

Sep 02, 2019 - 11:40 PM

(UPDATED) Fire crews in helicopters, small boats and a Coast Guard cutter battle the fierce pre-dawn fire on the 75-foot Conception, which had been on a diving excursion around Santa Cruz Island

FIRE. In this photo released by the Ventura County Fire Department on September 2, 2019, firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire on a boat off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, California. AFP PHOTO / Ventura County Fire Department/ HO

U.S. Coast Guard calls for push-back vs. China; PH pulls back

Jul 27, 2019 - 10:15 AM

As other Asia-Pacific countries resist China’s incursions into their waters, the Philippines says China must be allowed to fish at Recto Bank

PUSH BACK. The United States Coast Guard National Security Cutter Bertholf docks at the Pier 15 during an arrival ceremony on May 15, 2019 in Manila after the search and rescue, maritime security and law enforcement exercise they conduct with the Philippine Coast Guard near Bajo de Masinloc in West Philippine Sea. The visit is part of deployment in the Indo-Pacific under the tactical control of the commander of US 7th fleet. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA/Rappler

U.S. Coast Guard watching Chinese militia in South China Sea

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:51 AM

The United States Coast Guard says it is 'following' the activity of the Chinese militia in the disputed waters

SPOTTED. A Chinese militia vessel identified by the Philippine Coast Guard during a patrol in Scarborough Shoal. PCG photo

U.S. gives boats to Vietnam amid South China Sea tensions

Mar 29, 2018 - 8:01 PM

It comes only three weeks after the historic visit of US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, the first since the end of the Vietnam war in 1975

US-VIETNAM RELATIONS. Hanoi and Washington have improved defense links in recent years as they seek to counter Beijing's growing might in the disputed and resource-rich waterway.

Philippine Navy sends warship to patrol Benham Rise

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:37 AM

UPDATED Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the navy will now regularly patrol the underwater plateau located in the country s eastern border

HAND-ME-DOWN. The Philippine Navy's most capable warship, BRP Ramon Alcaraz, is an excess defense article from the US Coast Guard. Rappler file photo Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

US State Dep't approves sale of radars for PH warships

Dec 16, 2016 - 11:36 AM

The air search radars will enhance the Philippine Navy s maritime domain awareness and enable it to detect and track air contacts

FIRST. BRP Gregorio Del Pilar is the first US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutter acquired by the Philippine Navy. Rappler photo

Search suspended for star Chinese sailor lost in mid-Pacific

Oct 27, 2016 - 4:08 PM

The US Coast Guard suspends its Pacific Ocean search for star Chinese sailor Guo Chuan after rescuers boarded his drifting yacht and confirmed he was not there but found his lifejacket

This file photo taken on August 8, 2015 shows Chinese skipper Guo Chuan posing aboard his 'Qingdao China' multihull in La Trinite-sur-Mer, western France. Jean-Sebastien Evrard/ AFP

PH to get 3rd Hamilton-class warship from US

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:03 AM

The US Coast Guard is set to decommission CGC Boutwell early next year

HAMILTON CLASS. The decommissioned US Coast Guard ship USCG Boutwell is the 3rd Hamilton-class cutter that will be transferred to the Philippine Navy. Photo from US military web site

El Faro cargo ship sank, one confirmed dead – US Coast Guard

Oct 05, 2015 - 11:45 PM

Several survival suits were found and searchers did identify human remains in one says Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor

U.S. Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor (2nd R) and Lt. Commander Gabe Somma walk away after speaking to the media, at U.S. Coast Guard Station Miami, about the sinking of the 790-foot container ship El Faro on October 5, 2015 in Opa Locka, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

PH, US coast guard units eye ‘Balikatan’

Sep 24, 2015 - 6:48 PM

’The trend now is white to white ’ PCG commandant Admiral Rodolfo Isorena says referring to a ‘coast guard to coast guard’ set up

Illegal migration to US by Cubans surges after rapprochement

Jan 06, 2015 - 8:44 AM

The surge might suggest more Cubans believe it is time to risk crossing the shark infested Florida straits for the United States

The Cuban flag, on October 18, 2012 in Havana. Stringer/AFP

Bermuda-bound man rescued from inflatable bubble

Oct 05, 2014 - 10:23 PM

The man according to the US Coast Guard is disoriented and asking directions to Bermuda

Missing Pinoy oil rig worker found dead

Oct 30, 2013 - 9:51 AM

The US Coast Guard recovers the body of missing Filipino welder Peter Jorge E Voces

PH Navy's 2012 fuel expenses breach P1-B mark

Sep 14, 2013 - 11:07 PM

The gasoline oil and lubricants cost triple since 2010 a Commission on Audit report reveals

Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

3rd Filipino fatality in oil rig accident identified

Nov 29, 2012 - 2:59 PM

A third Filipino fatality in the November 16 explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been confirmed by the Philippine Embassy in Washington

DEADLY BLAST. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD

DFA searching for missing Pinoy in oil rig blast

Nov 20, 2012 - 4:40 PM

Four more Pinoys were injured in the blast and two are in critical condition

DEADLY BLAST. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD

Filipino confirmed dead in US oil rig fire

Nov 18, 2012 - 7:11 PM

One Filipino has been confirmed dead after the fire in an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico last Friday November 17 the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC said Sunday