Korea Coast Guard (KCG) Training Vessel 3011 “Badaro” today arrived at South Harbor, Port Area in Manila for an official visit, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).
“KCG 3011 “Badaro” is a training vessel for a total of 69 cadets of the Korean Coast Guard Academy (KCGA). Badaro, one of the 13 Tae Pyung Yang (Pacific)-class vessel which has a total length of 100 meters and equipped with a helicopter and other modern technology,” PCG said.
The vessel is under the leadership of Superintendent Oh Tae Og.
The Korean contingent was welcomed by a company sized arrival honors together with PCG Deputy Commandant for Operations Rear Admiral Rolando D. Legaspi, Commander Coast Guard Public Affairs Office Captain Armando A. Balilo, Deputy Chief of Coast Guard staff for Education and Training Captain Vivien Jane E. Cay and his staff.
“As capacity building measures of the two agencies, the goodwill visit will conduct an academic subject-matter expert exchange with regards to the best practices in providing effective medical support for emergencies needed on ships using air assets. The activity will be participated by the KCG staff and cadets; and PCG’s personnel under Coast Guard Aviation Force, Coast Guard Medical Service, Coast Guard Action Center (CGAC) and students under the Coast Guard Education and Training Command,” PCG said.
“Aside from the academic exchange, a visit to the PCG’s facilities such as the CGAC, National Coast Watch Center and PCG’s K9 facility with the KCGA President, Senior Superintendent General Kyo Myung Sik will be scheduled to the KCG delegation. Exchange visits to the PCG and KCG vessels will also be facilitated for the participants,” it added.