Myanmar forms coast guard for maritime security

Video PlayerClose Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing (C) attends a formation ceremony of coast guard at the Thilawa port in Yangon, Myanmar, Oct.

6, 2021. Myanmar on Wednesday formed a coast guard to strengthen maritime security and coordinate the elimination of crosswater crimes in territorial waters. (Xinhua/U Aung) YANGON, Oct.

6 (Xinhua) — Myanmar on Wednesday formed a coast guard to strengthen maritime security and coordinate the elimination of crosswater crimes in territorial waters. The navy, which has assumed the duties pertaining to coast guard, ceremonially transferred four military vessels to the newly formed coast guard in the Yangon river. Taking constabulary role and benign role in Myanmar’s waters, the coast guard is assigned to protect the 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 of the coast guard.

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.

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