Coast Guard readies rescue teams for ‘Ompong’

By Nonoy Lacson

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) - Zamboanga Station has readied all its water assets and their personnel forming part of their rescue teams.

PCG Zamboanga Station chief Lt. Commander Noriel Ramos assembled all his personnel and their rescue equipment in anticipation to possible flooding or seaborne rescue mission in the region.

“We are ready to assist Zamboanga City during the typhoon. We will assist the disaster teams of the local government,” Ramos said.

He also said that his rescue teams are professionally trained in search and rescue missions and are equipped with the necessary tools to ensure public safety.

PCG-Zamboanga has also commissioned all its water assets to strictly monitor all types of sea crafts plying their routes here in Zamboanga City.

Ramos earlier directed his troops to monitor and prevent the small ferry boats, motorized pump boats and fisher folks from navigating into the high seas amidst the wavy seas, to avoid any casualties amidst the bad weather.