The Philippine Coast Guard will be conducting a bilateral exercise with one of Indian Coast Guard’s newest and first in the series of 105-meter Samarth-class Offshore Patrol Vessel, ICGS Samarth. ICGS Samarth arrive in Manila Saturday.
Aboard the said vessel is the Indian Coast Guard delegation headed by Samarth commanding officer Deputy Inspector-General Anand Prashka Bandola.
The Philippine Coast Guard said the ICG delegation paid a courtesy call to PCG Officer-In-Charge Commodore Joel S Garcia PCG Ph.D., H.D., Al Haj at Coast Guard Headquarters in early today.
“To foster collaborative relationship among Coast Guard agencies, an organizational briefing of both agencies was then held followed by an open forum,” the PCG said. “In connection with its visit, a maritime pollution exercise and fire fighting exercise will also be held tomorrow morning within Manila-Cavite area.”
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