Coast Guard vessel transports civilians, uniformed personnel to Basco, Batanes


Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Parola-class patrol vessel BRP Malapascua (MRRV-4403) transported 82 civilians and uniformed personnel from Sta. Ana, Cagayan to Basco, Batanes on May 28.

Christopher Meniado photo via PCG

The passengers included returning overseas Filipino workers, stranded students, other civilians, and uniformed personnel for deployment to Basco from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

“Also transported were 20 boxes of COVID-19 test kits, PPE, medicines, coconut and pomelo seedlings, live farm chickens, animal vaccines, irrigation materials, farming equipment, and provisions for the personnel of PCG unit in Batanes,” PCG said.