Myanmar Forms Coast Guard For Maritime Security

Myanmar yesterday formed a coast guard, to strengthen maritime security and coordinate the elimination of cross-water crimes in its territorial waters.

The navy, which has assumed the duties pertaining to coast guard, ceremonially transferred four military vessels to the newly formed coast guard, on the Yangon river.

Taking constabulary and benign roles in Myanmar’s waters, the coast guard is assigned to protect marine natural resources, which can contribute to the development of the country’s maritime and coastal tourism, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing told the formation ceremony.

The coast guard will safeguard the sea line of communication and the country’s deep sea ports, as they are in operation for international trade, he said.

Source: NAM News Network