Coast Guard deploys 2 Airbus helicopters for assessment, emergency response operations in Catanduanes

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) deployed its Airbus light twin engine helicopters with tail numbers CGH-1451 and CGH-1452 to support the conduct of typhoon damage assessment and emergency response operations in Catanduanes today, 02 November 2020.

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PCG noted that earlier today, Coast Guard Aviation Force’s BN Islander plane was dispatched to render necessary assistance to the typhoon-ravaged province and pinpoint hotspots where immediate rescue and relief missions should be prioritized.

“Aside from doctors, onboard PCG aerial assets are communications personnel with high-frequency radios and portable transmitters to enhance telecommunications service in the said province,” PCG said.

PCG Commandant, Admiral George V. Ursabia Jr. is assuring the people of Catanduanes that help is on the way and implored the men and women of the PCG to extend all-out efforts to provide necessary assistance to the most affected families.

“Let us be God’s instrument in helping the people of Catanduanes,” Admiral Ursabia said.