Maritime security

National Coast Watch Center director, Commodore Joel Garcia PCG (right) together with Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the US Government Mark Sullivan present the upgraded communications and surveillance equipment Radioisotope Identification Devices to enhance the country's capabilities in addressing key challenges of maritime security and law enforcement against Weapons of Destruction during the opening of the week-long Joint Inter-agency Field Training exercises dubbed as: ‘Bukluran Bantay Baybayin 01-17’ which will be held on Sept. 11 to15 in Manila, Cebu and Palawan. The event is in line with the upcoming anniversary celebration of the NCWS which was established Sept. 6, 2011 by virtue of Executive Order No. 57, series of 2011 to institute a central inter-agency mechanism for a coordinated and coherent approach on maritime issues and security operations towards enhancing governance in the country's maritime domain.

Topics: Maritime security
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