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Mission & Vision

HOME Mission & Vision


Protection of Maritime territory and Sovereignty

Protection of territorial waters and marine sovereignty
Crackdown on foreign vessels engaging in illegal fishing to protect civil rights and marine resources
Implementation of security activities in NLL and protection of critical marine infrastructure
Implementation of marine anti-terrorism activities and prevention of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

Safety management against maritime disaster

Rescue efforts and responses for safety and vessel incidents in coastal sea
Preparation for and response to marine disaster such as typhoon, earthquake and tidal wave
Prevention of marine incidents and safety control for marine leisure activities

Establishment of maritime traffic order

Vessel traffic service (VTS) and port access control
Safety control for multi-purpose vessels including general ships, fishing vessels, and leisure vessels
Safety control for risky vessels such as oil tankers and carriers of hazardous & noxious substances (HNS)

Investigation of maritime crimes

Investigation and information collection regarding marine crimes
Investigation of crimes targeting the livelihood of citizens related to the sea and fishing industry
Crackdown on international crimes such as smuggling, illegal entry/exit, and piracy

Prevention and response to marine pollution

Establishing and implementing national marine pollution prevention and resolution plans
Responding to marine pollution incidents including, but not limited to, overall supervision of pollution prevention and resolution
Preventing and inspecting marine pollution, checking for marine pollution