All PCG vessels, units in high alert for ‘Ramon'

October 11, 2011 10:58 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 11 – Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Vice-Admiral Ramon C. Liwag has placed all the ships and units of the agency on a high alert footing as tropical depression “Ramon” continuous to come closer to the country’s westward areas.

Liwag also ordered the pre-positioning of all the PCG’s disaster response assets to ensure their immediate response.

According to tracking data provided by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), “Ramon” is 600 kilometers east southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Norte as of 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The PCG chief also ordered all his station commanders to take more proactive steps and measures in notifying and recalling fishermen who are now at sea.

He also instructed PCG units to prevent ships weighing less than 1,000 gross tons from sailing out. (PNA)

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