CAMIGUIN, December 29 (PIA) — To enhance marine environmental protection, maritime security and safety within the area by preventing the use of vessels/watchcrafts in various maritime infractions particularly piracy and terrorism, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)- Camiguin Provincial Station urges owners, operators and/or charter parties to register their vessels/watercrafts under the Safety, Security and Environmental Numbering (SSEN) System whey they are home ported.
The PCG reported that as of December 2017, there are 1,142 vessels/watchcrafts that were registered in the province where 144 came from Mahinog, 427 in Sagay, 240 in Catarman, 227 in Guinsiliban and 104 in Mambajao.
To register, the owner or his/her representative shall apply to the nearest Coast Guard Station/Sub-Station and present the necessary requirements such as the proof of ownership, official receipt of engine procurement (for newly built vessel), certificate of vessel registry, one valid government issued identification card and photo of the vessel owner.
The SSEN shall be permanently assigned to the vessels/watercrafts and the SSEN certificate is valid for three years and is renewable.
Any transfer of ownership or major alterations done on the vessels/watercrafts should be reported immediately within five days of actual transfer to the nearest Coast Guard Station/Sub-Station for updating of the vessel profile.(RTP/PIA10)