Navy, National Coast Watch Center commits stronger ties

The newly assumed director of the National Coast Watch Center (NCWC), Commo. Roy Echeverria of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) paid a courtesy call on the Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy (FOIC, PN), Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo here today, September 28.

The visiting PCG official was given fitting honors upon his arrival at the PN headquarters and was received by the FOIC, PN along with the members of his staff.

The Navy chief expressed the full support to the NCWC that is mandated to coordinate and implement the whole of government efforts in protecting the Philippine national interests against security threats, enforcement of national sovereignty and sovereign rights, and fulfillment of the international responsibilities and obligations throughout the maritime jurisdiction of the country.

Vice Adm. Bacordo considered this visit as an “opportunity to come up with stronger interagency coordination and collaboration between NCWC and our maritime research information center (MRIC) and maritime situational awareness centers (MSAC) in providing them maritime information to support awareness in our maritime domain.”

Commo Echeverria took over the helm of NCWC last September 1, 2020. He was the former commander of the Coast Guard District Southeastern Mindanao prior to his assumption.

The said call further established a robust linkage between the two agencies as they strengthen ties towards enhancing governance in the country’s maritime domain. NAVY.MIL.PH