U.S., Philippine Coast Guards Conduct Joint Search and Rescue Exercise

South China Sea, May 15, 2019 — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) and vessels from the Philippine Coast Guard conducted joint search-and-rescue exercises on 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 ...
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U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter Bertholf visits Manila

Manila, May 15, 2019 — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) arrived in Manila, Philippines for the first visit by a U.S. cutter to the country in over 7 years. The visit follows a bilateral exercise with the Philippine Coast Guard on May 14 in which Bertholf and Philippine San Juan-class patrol vessel ...
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U.S., Philippines Unveil New Coast Guard Maritime Training Facility

Bulacan, February 11, 2019 – The United States and the Philippines jointly unveiled the Outboard Motor Center of Excellence, a new maritime training facility, in Balagtas, Bulacan on February 11.  The U.S. government funded the Php 39 million facility, which will enhance the Philippine Coast Guard’s capacity to train its workforce and sustain its equipment.  ...
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U.S. and Philippine Coast Guards Conduct Maritime Law Enforcement Training

Manila, December 13, 2018 — A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Mobile Education and Training Team (MTT) conducted two Maritime Law Enforcement (MLE) training courses with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in November.  The courses, an MLE Boarding Officer Course (BOC) and MLE Instructor Development Course (IDC), teach maritime law enforcement procedures and fundamentals. Both the ...
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U.S. Transfers Custody of New Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center

(From L-R) Director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Group PCSUPT Marcelo C. Morales, PNP Director General Ronald M. de la Rosa, and U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski participate in the blessing of the new Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City. (From L-R) PNP Maritime Group PCSUPT ...
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