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U.S., Philippine Coast Guards Conduct Joint Search and Rescue Exercise | c7f.navy.mil - May 14, 2019
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South China Sea - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) and vessels from the Philippine Coast Guard conducted joint search-and-rescue exercises at sea west of Manila May 14.

The Bertholf, a 418-foot National Security Cutter based in Alameda, California, trained with the Philippine Coast Guard patrol vessels BRP Batangas and BRP Kalanggaman on small boat search-and-rescue tactics during a mock rescue scenario. The cutter is currently deployed to the Indo-Pacific and under the operational control of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet.

Training together strengthens one of the most enduring partnerships in the Indo-Pacific region, between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines, and supports both countries’ commitment to a free and open Pacific, governed by international maritime law that promotes peace, security and prosperity of all nations.

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The crew of Bertholf will also participate in other joint events with members of the Philippine Coast Guard and Navy during the ship’s Manila port call, including a series of engagements on subjects such as damage control and search and rescue, as well as a variety of sporting and community relations events.  The activities are designed to improve interoperability and strengthen the ties between the two countries.


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South China Sea (May 14, 2019) - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750), left, moves in formation with the Philippine Coast Guard vessels Batangas, center, and Kalanggaman during an exercise. Bertholf is in the midst of a Western Pacific patrol under the tactical control of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet. (Photo by Chief Petty Officer John Masson)

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Photo courtesy of the Philippine Coast Guard. via abs-cbn.com

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This photo taken on May 14, 2019, a Philippine coast guard ship (R) sails past a Chinese coastguard ship during an joint search and rescue exercise between Philippine and US coastguards near Scarborough shoal, in the South China Sea. Two Philippine coastguard ships, BRP Batangas and Kalanggaman and US coastguard cutter Bertholf participated in the exercise. AFP/Ted Aljibe
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This photo taken on May 14, 2019, Chinese coastguard ship monitors during the joint search and rescue exercise between Philippine and US coastguards near Scarborough shoal in the South China Sea. Two Philippine coastguard ships, BRP Batangas and Kalanggaman and US coastguard cutter Bertholf participated in the exercise, as two Chinese coastguard ships monitor from a distance. AFP/Ted Aljibe

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2 Chinese vessels spotted in Scarborough during US, PH Coast Guard exercise | abs-cbn.com - Posted at May 15 2019 07:40 AM | Updated as of May 15 2019 01:10 PM
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Members of the Philippine and US Coast Guard spotted 2 Chinese vessels during a capability training exercise in a disputed area of the West Philippine Sea Tuesday.

The PCG said 2 Chinese Coast Guard vessels were spotted near Bajo de Masinloc or Scarborough Shoal during the training exercise of the USCG Cutter Bertholf and the BRP Batangas and BRP Kalanggaman. The PCG and USCG conducted a rescue simulation and communication exercise as part of the capability training.

SONA: 2 barko ng China Coast Guard, umaligid sa mga barko ng Philippine at U.S. Coast Guards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jvAWklYSPE





sirius

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I dunno, something just feels wrong with two countries coast guards operating that far off their actual coast