Chinese Coast Guard vessel now in PHL for visit

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Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessel 5204 is now in the Philippines for a visit, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

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PCG said the Chinese vessel arrived today, January 13. A formal arrival ceremony will be held tomorrow morning.

“During the CCG’s week-long port call in Manila, PCG and CCG will discuss about communication protocols, search and rescue, and the possibility of conducting joint exercises on maritime security,” PCG said.

“There will also be an exchange of best practices on maritime affairs and law enforcement,” it added.