The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) disclosed on Thursday, June 3, that it is nearly finished with the construction of a boat house facility in Surigao City which will safeguard its floating assets and help them respond to maritime emergency incidents in the area.
In a statement, the PCG said its boat house facility was already 75-percent complete. It is being built at Nueva Extension in Brgy. Taft, Surigao City “where an influx of maritime traffic is present and visible.”
The facility will serve as a safekeeping area for the PCG’s floating assets, it said.
The PCG added that the facility will also help them to monitor maritime incidents in Surigao City.
“The construction of a PCG boat house in the area is significantly beneficial to Surigaonons as well as to PCG due to its location that is very ideal and strategic in monitoring all the maritime activities and address marine environmental concerns, which includes in the maritime safety administration and marine environmental protection mandates of the PCG,” the Coast Guard said.
The PCG said the construction of the boat house facility is being finished through the help of the Surigao local government unit.