New anti-terror equipment

MANILA, March 5 (PIA) — With two new utility boats and now, new anti-terror equipment, the Philippine Coast Guard sees a stronger maritime security.

Philippine Coast Guard chief Vice Admiral Edmund C. Tan said the new anti-terror equipment composed of bullet proof vests, vest carrier, plates, ballistic helmets and visors will be used by the PCG’s Special Operations Group-Anti Terrorist Unit.

“The new protective gears will add safety measures to the protocols set by the PCG in performing life-threatening tasks like vessel boarding, security inspections, and explosive ordnance disposal,” said Tan.

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By Jimmyley I. Guzman

Story courtesy of Philippine Information Agency.

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