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.: MindaNews --1 May 2005 :.
Commander Ronnie Gil Gavan, commander of the Zamboanga Coast Guard Station.
.: Mindanews - 15 April 2005 :.
Lt. Commander Ronnie Gil Gavan, chief of the Zamboanga Coast Guard Station, said this is to remind management of shipping firms that they have the responsibility to have competent crew and complete equipment aboard ship.He
said a seven-man team will board a particular ferry during its trip from and to this city to evaluate the competency and readiness of the ship's crew.
The ERE include fire aboard ship situation and other eventuality that would arise while the ferry is traveling for the protection and safety of the passengers.
"It covers all possible emergencies in the course of operating the vessel in port and at sea," Gavan
added the conduct of ERE started last Thursday with Chief Petty Officer Wilson Palado as the evaluator team leader.Gavan
said they boarded the ferries plying the Zamboanga City-Basilan route and vice versa.
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Among the speakers are the Attorney Rodel Cruz, former Undersecretary of Defence (Philippines) and President of the Asia Pacific Security Forum; Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research, Professor Rommel Banlaoi; Commander Ronnie Gil Gavan from the Philippine Coast Guard; and Professor Harry Roque, Professor of Law with the University of the Philippines.
.: Mindanews -1 May 2005 :.
Commander Ronnie Gil Gavan, commander of the Zamboanga Coast Guard Station.Gavan
today said the wooden-hull vessel M/V Darwisa was bound for Jolo, Sulu while the Weesam 5 fast craft ferry was bound for this city when the collision took place.He
said the crew of Weesam 5 rescued 26 people from M/V Darwisa, which was damaged upon impact.He
, however, said they could not ascertain how many of the rescued 26 people were passengers and crewmembers citing they did not have the vessel's manifest. He
said the ill-fated vessel left the local port around 9 p.m. Friday without clearance from his
added it was not registered with the Marine Industry Authority.
Weesam 5 was carrying 188 passengers.Not one of them was reported hurt during the collision.
The ferry makes stopovers in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi and Jolo, Sulu via Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.It has a capacity of 288 passengers.Gavan
learned of the incident Saturday morning when Weesam 5 arrived at the local port carrying the 26 people they rescued from M/V Darwisa.He
said they dispatched the coast guard vessel BRP-Davao del Norte to the collision site to look for more survivors, if any.
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Commander Ronnie Gil Gavan said the bomb exploded before the PCG station here granted clearance to M/V Doña Ramona to sail for Zamboanga City at 7:15 a.m.Gavan
said the injured were immediately rushed to the St. Peter Hospital
AFP Public Information Office chief Lt.
deployed BRP Davao del Norte AU3504 to this town to serve as standby rescue ferry boat to transport the wounded to Zamboanga City for treatment.