Monday, February 15, 2010

Navy Chief Condoles with Families of 3 Dead Navy Personnel

Director, Naval Public Affairs Office

Monday, 15 February 2010

Vice Admiral Ferdinand S Golez, Philippine Navy Flag Officer In Command expresses the condolences of its personnel to the three students of Specialization Course who succumbed in a vehicular accident in North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). The incident happened in KM 43 Northbound between Sta Rita and Pulilan, Bulacan past 3 p.m. Sunday, 14 February 2010.

Incident report submitted by Rear Admiral Vicente Agdamag, Commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) to VADM Golez reveals initial details of the untoward incident. Nine students undergoing training were on their way back to Naval Education and Training Command in San Antonio, Zambales on board a Tamaraw FX when they met the accident.

Two of the passengers were declared dead on the spot: S2YN Christopher C Lumaban and S2DP Marlon A Bay while S2DP Reymund A TaƱag died at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Pulilan, Bulacan. One of the passengers was brought to Manila Naval Hospital for treatment of head injury while five others were brought to Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui Hospital (NSLGH) in Zambales for treatment of minor injuries. The alleged loss of control of the driver while the vehicle was traversing NLEX was the reported cause of the accident.

Philippine Navy Responds to Craft in Distress, saves 73 passengers on Board

Director, Naval Public Affairs Office

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Legazpi City – DF 321 stationed at Puerto Real, Quezon responded to a distress call sent by Mr Zaldy Arzaga, boat captain of a passenger vessel named M/B Raffy Nantes which encountered mechanical problem while underway at vicinity 3.6 kms off Dinahican Pt., Infanta, Quezon. Said boat carries 9 crews and 64 passengers and was on its way from Polilio Island to Real when its shaft connecting the engine and propeller was detached. DF 321 conducted search and rescue operation and rescued M/B Raffy at 7 a.m. Friday, 12 February 2010.

Amidst our limitations in terms of number of ships vis-a-vis the mission we are tasked to accomplish, your Navy remains committed to serve our people as a dependable sea force in times of emergency.