Vietnam, China Coast Guards conduct joint patrols to enhance mutual understanding
|Ship CSB 8002 and the delegation start the mission. (Photo: qdnd)
This is the second joint patrol in 2023 between the two countries' Coast Guard forces in the waters surrounding the Gulf of Tonkin demarcation line, carried out from November 27 to December 2, 2023.
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Leaving Ky Ha port, Quang Nam province on November 26, Coast Guard Ship 8002 and a working delegation headed by Colonel Doan Ngoc Triet, Deputy Commander of Coast Guard Region 2 (Vietnam Coast Guard Command) performed the patrol mission in the waters surrounding the Gulf of Tonkin demarcation line and visited and exchange with the Chinese Coast Guard.
The patrol scope stretches over 13 points with a distance of 255.5 nautical miles, from 14 nautical miles southeast of Tran island to 48 nautical miles northeast of Con Co island. The Vietnam Coast Guard uses two ships 8004 and 8002 (8004 is the flagship) to patrol and control the western part of the Gulf of Tonkin demarcation line. Meanwhile, the Chinese Coast Guard used their fleet of two coast guard ships to patrol and control the eastern side of the Gulf of Tonkin demarcation line.
The joint patrol aims to contribute good implementation of international law; Raising awareness and disseminating laws to fishermen; maintain security and order in the Gulf of Tonkin. In addition, the joint patrol also contributed to continualy preserve and promote solidarity and friendship, strengthen trust, create a friendly atmosphere as well as enhance mutual understanding between the two Coast Guard forces.