Patrol Boat

Yellow Sea fleet strengthened by two new ships

China is sending two surveillance ships to the Yellow Sea, near waters where a joint drill involving a nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, and South Korean forces is scheduled later this year.

Saturday, 8 January, 2011, 12:00am

Use fisheries patrols to tighten grip on Diaoyus, official says

Patrols around the disputed Diaoyu Islands should be stepped up to the frequency of those in the Gulf of Aden, an official argued in an opinion piece yesterday.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Patrol boats to escort fishing vessels in disputed Spratlys

Two mainland patrol vessels have set out to protect fishing vessels in the South China Sea amid rising tensions over disputed sovereignty in the region, mainland media reported yesterday. They will accompany the fleet for a month.

3 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Debut for 11 'green' police vessels

Eleven faster and 'greener' marine police vessels made their debut at Joss House Bay in Sai Kung yesterday.

The five medium patrol launches and six fast patrol craft are the first of 42 new vessels - 17 launches, 23 patrol craft and two barges - in a programme costing more than HK$2 billion.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Network of ocean patrols will monitor key resources

Beijing has set up a network of regular air and sea patrols in the East China Sea to monitor traffic and strengthen its claims over the area - efforts that have already resulted in warnings to several US military vessels surveying the zone.

7 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Search-and-rescue drill simulates helicopter crash

Hong Kong's PLA garrison, the Government Flying Service and staff of six government departments were put through their paces yesterday in a search-and-rescue exercise simulating a helicopter crash at sea.

The annual exercise, run by the Civil Aviation Department, began with a simulated crash off Tung O Wan, Lamma Island, causing the helicopter to catch fire.

23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Japan to join maritime drill

Japan will send a coastguard boat to join a maritime drill with mainland ships for the first time. The patrol boat Satsuma, with a crew of 45, will take part in a search-and-recovery exercise off Shanghai this weekend.

1 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Coast patrol

Taiwan's navy launched a third 500-tonne coastal patrol boat yesterday as part of a fleet modernisation aimed at countering the threat of China's growing sea power.

The Fengchiang, a Chinchiang class vessel, will guard fisheries and patrol against smuggling, illegal immigration and infiltration by Chinese agents, the navy said.

23 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Chinese patrol 'shot at trawler'

FOUR fishermen have claimed their boat was chased and fired on by a mainland patrol craft.

After receiving their 999 call at 9 pm on Friday, Marine Police boarded the Hong Kong-registered fishing boat off Waglan Island to find a uniformed officer of the mainland Border Defence Security Bureau.

8 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

PLA briefed on port roles

The Marine Department is briefing PLA naval commanders on day-to-day port operations. Although the department has assigned an official to be its liaison officer with the PLA, all communication goes through the Security Bureau.

The PLA Navy has seven craft, consisting of escort ships, landing craft and patrol vessels.

18 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Patrols take aim at errant shipping

More ships in Victoria Harbour could be prosecuted for breaching safety laws, marine chiefs warned yesterday.

The Marine Department's 17 launches are to increase patrols in the congested harbour after streamlining patrol services.

The department says 10 minutes will be shaved off emergency response times for collisions.

7 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Revamp increases sea patrols

Marine patrols will be stepped up under a centralised command centre for both district and vessel traffic patrol boats, the Marine Department has said.

The announcement was welcomed by the Hong Kong Shipowners' Association, which hoped safety would improve as increasing numbers of boats make the harbour more perilous for shipping.

7 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Boat people transfer begins

Security forces breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after an operation to move 5,500 Vietnamese boat people across the territory got off to a trouble-free start.

13 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

It's difficult to be sea-worthy

The reputation of the Royal Navy's Peacock-class patrol boats, currently up for offers, cannot have been enhanced by recent developments in the Irish Naval Service, which bought two of the vessels a few years ago.

5 May 1996 - 12:00am

Navy shadows Chinese marine drill in Mirs Bay

ROYAL Navy and Royal Hong Kong Marine Police vessels yesterday shadowed a live drill by mainland maritime forces in Mirs Bay.

Seven Chinese Customs gunboats, one patrol vessel and several speedboats, out of the port of Xiao Mei Sha, near Shenzhen, gathered at Mirs Bay from 9 am.

28 Jan 1996 - 12:00am