PCG light station opens to guide fishermen, mariners in Surigao City

Published May 31, 2021, 1:12 PM

by Richa Noriega

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Surigao del Norte announced on Monday, May 31, that its light station in Surigao is now operational to guide local fishermen and mariners.

The light station Surigao, locally known as “Farola,” was located in Barangay Taft, Port Area, Surigao City.

The light station Surigao, locally known as “Farola,” was located in Barangay Taft, Port Area, Surigao City. (Photo courtesy of the PCG)

The Farola serves as a navigational aid for Surigao fishermen and mariners, especially at night from safely entering and leaving the harbors.

PCG Station Surigao del Norte Commander Elaine Pangilinan warned that unauthorized persons are strictly prohibited from entering the premises of the light station.

“This is to ensure the safety of the public from untoward accidents and protect the structure from damages,” Pangilinan said.

“Violators will face the consequences of their actions. Hence, the cooperation of all stakeholders is highly requested,” she added.

The light station Surigao, locally known as “Farola,” was located in Barangay Taft, Port Area, Surigao City. (Photo courtesy of the PCG)

Pangilinan urged the public to report unauthorized persons trying to enter the premises of the light station to coordinate with the PCG Station Surigao del Norte using any of the following contact details: 0951-807-0127, 0916-185-3901, or 826-9802.

 
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