14 May LOOK: PH Coast Guard Launches First-Ever Search & Rescue Base In Siargao Island
Mga higala! The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has inaugurated its first-ever search and rescue (SAR) base in the Siargao Island of Surigao del Norte last Wednesday, May 12, 2021!
The said search and rescue base– PCG Base Siargao, has a 4-story building with an area of 600 square meters, located in a 5,000-square-meter lot donated by the provincial government.
It is equipped with an automatic identification system (AIS) monitoring equipment, a watchtower, a helipad, an elevated base defense zone, and more.
This base will help the coast guard respond faster during maritime disasters in the area and will give locals the opportunity to serve their fellow Surigaonon people.
Moreover, PCG Base Siargao will also serve as a radar station to safeguard the island and nearby vicinity waters against illegal fishing activities.
Below are photos of the base:
(Photos posted by PCG)
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