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Indonesian Coast Guard vessel docks in Davao City for port visit

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Indonesian Coast Guard (BAKAMLA) vessel KN Gajah Laut 404 docks at the Panacan Wharf in Davao City on Nov. 20, 2023 for a five-day port visit. (Photo by Philippine Coast Guard)

Indonesian Coast Guard (BAKAMLA) vessel “KN Gajah Laut 404” arrived in Davao City on Monday, Nov. 20, for a five-day port visit.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) welcomed the Indonesian vessel led by its commanding officer, Commander Agus Tri Haryanto, as they docked at the Panacan Wharf.

To our esteemed guests from the Indonesian Coast Guard, may your stay in Davao City be filled with warmth, camaraderie and productive discussions,” said Commodore Rejard Marfe, commander of Coast Guard District Southeastern Mindanao (CGDSEM).

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Commander Agus Tri Haryanto, commander of Indonesian Coast Guard (BAKAMLA) vessel KN Gajah Laut 404, receives arrival honors accorded by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) at the Panacan Wharf in Davao City on Nov. 20, 2023. (Photo by PCG)

Marfe said the visit of KN Gajah Laut 404 signaled strong maritime security ties between the Philippines and Indonesia.

“May this partnership lead to a future where the seas we guard become the pathways of prosperity and understanding for generations to come,” he added.

Other ranking PCG officials during the welcome ceremony were Commodore Algier Ricafrente, Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for International Affairs; and Police Superintendent Alex William, Indonesian Consulate for Police Affairs, among others.

During their port visit, officials of the PCG and Indonesia Coast Guard were scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting to discuss strengthening their cooperation.

Among the topics seen to be covered during the meeting include both coast guard’s efforts for joint search and rescue operations, ways to combat smuggling of agricultural products, anti-human trafficking efforts, piracy, and transnational crimes among others.

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