11/27/2020 Friday

China Coast Guard and Vietnam Coast Guard Jointly Patrol in Beibu Gulf

2021-04-29 10:10:00


To deepen the friendship between China Coast Guard (CCG) and Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) and promote the bilateral maritime pragmatic law enforcement cooperation, Vessel CCG 4301 and 4203 and Vessel VCG CSB 8003 and CSB 8004 jointly patrolled in Beibu Gulf on April 26-28. They patrolled for 104.5 hours and 870.8 nautical miles in total, observed and recorded 17 Chinese fishing vessels and 24 Vietnamese fishing vessels, shouted at and expelled 9 Vietnamese fishing vessels and boarded and inspected 4 Chinese and Vietnamese fishing vessels. The maritime production and operation order was generally fine. During the joint patrol, the CCG vessels and the VCG vessels patrolled according to their preset plan and route, timely notified each other of relevant information, observed and recorded the fishing vessels of the two countries, informed the fishermen of important information, maintained the maritime production and operation order and further strengthened the bilateral operation in the law enforcement.

Joint patrol like this has been held 21 times in Beibu Gulf by the Chinese and Vietnamese maritime law enforcement departments since 2006. This joint patrol is the first maritime joint patrol bilaterally held after the Coast Guard Law of the Peoples Republic of China was published and implemented, which is of great significance to continuing the fine cooperation momentum between the CCG and the VCG and jointly maintaining the fishery production order in Beibu Gulf. Next, the CCG and the VCG will continue to deepen and strengthen their maritime law enforcement exchange and cooperation and jointly maintain security and stability in the waters of Beibu Gulf under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Enhancing Cooperation Between the China Coast Guard and the Vietnam Coast Guard.

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