Philippine Navy’s Naval Forces Central (NAVFORCEN) has conducted Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO)/Law Enforcement Operations (LEO) at vicinity waters of southern part of Cebu-Bohol-Siquijor and Negros through Naval Task Force 50 operation control surface vessel BRP Abraham Campo (PC396).
“In support to Central Command’s Territorial Defense Operation, Naval Forces Central continuously provides naval presence and coastal security that leads to the deterrence of lawless elements which utilizes seawaters as an avenue to mobilize their personnel and logistics from one island to another,” NAVFORCEN said.
It noted that BRP Abraham Campo strengthens naval presence at vicinity seawaters of Southern Cebu-Bohol-Siquijor and Negros. It added that the patrol veseel monitored a total of 12 vessels transiting the area safely and with no unusual observations.
“NTF50 through PC396 conducted inter-agency collaboration thereby establishing coordination to 17 different local government units and local government agencies in the area of operations. PC396 also conducted coastal patrol to different key vital installations and tourist spots within Southern Cebu,” NAVFORCEN said.
“Your Navy in the Visayas will continue to remain steadfast in rendering public service and ensures the security of our maritime environment in the new normal situation,” the naval unit said.