USCG and Philippine CG Host International Maritime Law Enforcement Forum in Guam

Indonesian Maritime Security Agency vessel KN Tanjung Datu, left, sails alongside U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton during joint exercises in the Singapore Strait in August 2019. IMAGE CREDIT: PO1 LEVI READ/USCG

Announcement by Pacific Area regarding a significant international conference.

News Release

April 5, 2022

 MEDIA ADVISORY: US, Philippine Coast Guard representatives available for media interviews about maritime law enforcement forum in Guam

  • Who: Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier, deputy commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, and Rear Adm. Ronnie Gil L. Gavan, commander, Philippine Coast Guard Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Command 
  • What: Available for interviews regarding ongoing Southeast Asia Maritime Law Enforcement Forum 
  • When: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Apr 6 
  • Where: Dusit Thani Guam Resort, 1227 Pale San Vitores Road, Tumon, Guam 96913 

Editor’s note: Media planning to attend must RSVP by emailing lauren.l.jorgensen@uscg.mil no later than 1 p.m. Monday, April 4. The availability is limited to in-person interviews. Arrival instructions will be provided upon RSVP.  

TUMON, Guam – Senior leaders and policy makers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam are gathering virtually and in person in Tumon, Guam, this week to collaborate and expand maritime law enforcement partnerships. 

Together, the U.S. Coast Guard and Philippine Coast Guard are co-hosting the Southeast Asia Maritime Law Enforcement Initiative Commanders’ Forum Tuesday through Thursday.  

Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier and Rear Adm. Ronnie Gil L. Gavan, representing the U.S. and Philippine Coast Guards respectively, will be available at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning for interviews about the forum with interested media. 

The intent of the annual forum is to enhance regional stability by promoting maritime safety, security cooperation, coordination and information sharing. This year, the forum is focused on counter drug trafficking; Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fisheries; and the strategic use of maritime domain awareness tools to counter these and other transnational security threats.  

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