SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Apr. 18 -- The Coast Guard Station (PCG) - Surigao del Norte headed by station commander Elaine R. Pangilinan is on standby for any deployment for possible effects of Typhoon #BisingPH with international name 'Surigae' which presently hoisted Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 in its area of responsibility (AOR) yesterday, 17 April 2021.
All sub-station units in the province of Surigao del Norte were immediately placed under full alert status and activated the deployable response groups (DRGs) as part of the preparation for the weather disturbance.
Upon hoisting of the Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1, the Coast Guard Station - Surigao del Norte immediately issued a 'Notice to Mariners' for all vessels/watercrafts plying in the area of responsibility of the station to temporarily suspend the respective voyages in relation to the published Severe Weather Bulletin Number 3 issued by Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), which is in accordance to the HPCG Memorandum Circular 02-13 entitled Guidelines of the Movement of Vessels during Heavy Weather dated 05 June 2013.
Moreover, an information dissemination of the 'No Sail Policy' was conducted by providing a copy to the respective shipowners of vessels, concerned agencies, local government units (LGU) and other maritime stakeholders in the AOR.
Meanwhile, the personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard in the province of Surigao del Norte conducted simultaneous foot and seaborne patrol operations to the coastal barangays in order to ensure the compliance of the public to the 'No Sail Policy' for the safety of life and property at sea.
Further, the Coast Guard Station - Surigao del Norte already made coordination to City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) for any deployment in response to the effects of Typhoon #BisingPH such as landslides, flashfloods and other unusual incidents.
At present, Coast Guard Station- Surigao del Norte constantly monitors the movement of the typhoon as well as the improvement of prevailing inclement weather and sea condition in the AOR. (Phil. Coast Guard-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)