From the Manila Bulletin (Jul 21): PCG getting 65 new boats
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) expects to acquire 65 new rubber and aluminum-hull boats to augment its current assets in the conduct of special and rescue operations.
PCG commandant Rear Admiral Rodolfo Isorena said 25 aluminum-made boats constructed by a local manufacturer in Subic, Zambales, would arrive by September this year.
In October, the PCG will get 40 Zodiac-brand rubber boats. Each boat has a maximum capacity of 15 persons.
“This would greatly help us in reaching out to people who are trapped in subdivisions, houses, along narrow streets and other hard to reach places,” he said.
The areas of operation for these boats would cover PCG districts, especially in the Bicol province, where the boats would be used for interisland, coastline, and harbor-type patrols.