New PCG ship to patrol Phl Rise
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The latest ship of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) that is expected to arrive from Japan on Thursday would immediately be sent to conduct patrols in the Philippine Rise to ensure that the country’s rich marine resources in the area are protected. PCG spokesman Captain Armand Balilo yesterday said the seventh multi-role response vessel that would be named BRP Cape San Agustin left Yokohama, Japan yesterday and is expected to arrive in Manila on Thursday. Balilo said they intend to immediately arrange the commissioning ceremony for their latest ship and deploy it in the Philippine Rise, previously called Benham Rise, off Aurora province.
Macairan, E. (2018, February 24). New PCG ship to patrol Phl Rise. The Philippine Star, pp. 1, 6.
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Marine resources; Surveys; Minerals; Natural gas; Methane; Ecosystems; Research; Territorial waters; Disputes; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Japan Marine United Corp.; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Balilo, Armand; Duterte, Rodrigo; Philippines; Philippine Rise; Japan
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