The second leg of the Coordinated Border Patrol with the Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut (Indonesian National Military-Naval Force) dubbed as the Coordinated Patrol between the Philippine Navy and the Indonesian Navy (CORPAT PHILINDO) XXXVI-22 was officially launched by the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM) on July 5, 2022.
The two navies are now en route to their rendezvous point to undertake the planned coordination of border patrols along the Philippine-Indonesian border. The Indonesian Navy held a Send Off Ceremony for the participating navy vessels this morning at Bitung Naval Harbor in Indonesia, which was also attended by the Commander, NFEM, Commo. Carlos V. Sabarre PN and Laksamana Pertama TNI I.G.P Alit Jaya S.H, Commander of Guskamla Koarmada II.
Furthermore, the Philippine Navy’s participating vessel is the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16), which departed from Sasa Wharf on July 2 with participants from NFEM, Naval Special Operations Unit 7 (NAVSOU7), and Naval Reserve Center Eastern Mindanao (NRCen-EM). Similarly, the Indonesian Navy’s participating vessel is the KRI SIDAT-851.
This coordinated patrol aims to strengthen border security against illegal activities while also enhancing maritime interoperability between the two navies and fostering a harmonious diplomatic relationship with Indonesia. — Philippine Navy