Indonesia, Philippines launch coordinated border patrols to curb maritime piracy

The navies of Indonesia and the Philippines have launched coordinated border patrols to address maritime piracy and other international crimes in the shared maritime border of the two countries, an Indonesian navys spokesman stated.

The coordinated border patrols involve Indonesias warship KRI Sura-802 and the Philippines BRP Pangasinan (PS31), spokesman of the Indonesian Navys Eastern Fleet Lt Col Maman Sulaeman noted in a press statement made available to ANTARA here on Friday.

The coordinated patrols, under the codename “Corpat Philindo XXX-16,” will be carried out in the shared maritime border of Sulawesi waters from May 28 to June 1 after the two navies launched a preparation phase on May 25-28 in North Sulawesis cities of Bitung and Manado, he remarked.

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