Saturday, January 10, 2015

Vietnam Coast Guard

Canh Sat Bien Viet Nam
Vietnam Coast Guard
Vietnam Marine Police (VMP)


The Vietnam Coast Guard is responsible for protecting the security of Vietnam's coast line and deals with problems like:
Drug smuggling
Human trafficking
Counter Terrorism
Industrial radioactive and toxic waste dumping
Marine Environmental Protection
Surveillance of Illegal Operations by Foreign Fishing Vessels
Vietnam maritime law enforcement
Marine assistance
Search and rescue (SAR)
National defense - alongside the Vietnam People's Navy[1]
In addition to its role, the Vietnam Coast Guard has moved their headquarters from Hai Phong to Hanoi in February 2008, due to current needs to address these tasks. Current headquarters are located at 94 Le Loi Street, Nguyen Trai ward, Ha Dong district, Ha Noi. Their training base and logistic support facilities remain in Hai Phong.

Organizational system
1. Coast Guard Command[4]
2. Units in Coast Guard Department:
Regional Coast Guard: similar with Regional Navy. In the structure of Regional Navy have fleets, flotillas and Marine police teams;
Coast Guard fleets;
No.1 and No.2 Reconnaissance base;
No.1,2,3, and 4 Anti-drugs, Anti-crime Task base;
Center of Coast Guard Information;
Center of Coast Guard Training.
Regional Coast Guard[edit]
1st Regional Coast Guard: managed from Ka Long River, Quang Ninh Province to Con Co island, Quang Tri Province. Based in Hai Phong;
2nd Regional Coast Guard: managed from Con Co island, Quang Tri to Xanh islet, Binh Dinh Province and South China Sea. Based in Quang Nam Province;
3rd Regional Coast Guard: managed from Xanh islet, Binh Dinh to Dinh An harbor, Tra Vinh Province and South China Sea. Based in Ba Ria–Vung Tau Province;
4th Regional Coast Guard: managed from Dinh An harbor, Tra Vinh to Ha Tien, Kien Giang Province and the Gulf of Thailand. Based in Ca Mau.


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