PCGA's Role in PCG's Four Functional Areas:
Maritime Safety (MARSAF)
The best way to promote safety of life and property at sea is the implementation of maritime safety rules and regulations. With the expertise of the PCGA members, it can be essential and more effective to render such expertise in assisting the PCG through the following:
- Perform as Associate Port State Control Inspector after proper orientation by Coast Guard PSC officers.
- Report to the PCG noted vessel deficiencies, particularly those of vessels carrying passengers and those carrying hazardous cargoes.
- Provide competent instructors during trainings conducted by the PCG and when requested, to make available technically competent PCGA members to assist in the conduct of ship inspection and/or marine casualty investigations.
- Assist the PCG in providing courses, seminars and workshops on water safety, such as, boat handling, typhoon doctrines, and safety procedures during search and rescue operations conducted by local governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
- In coordination with the PCG, help provide seminars for fishermen and other coastal communities whose means of livelihood is dependent on fishing and small boat travel in order to explain the effects of tropical cyclones (tropical depression, tropical storm and typhoon) and the importance of adhering to the Coast Guard regulations governing movement of vessels during heavy weather and also in the absence of any Public Storm Warning Signal.