VIETNAM COAST GUARD HAVE THE POWER TO CHASE VESSELS IN VIOLATION OF LAW AT SEA

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On November 19, 2018, the National Assembly promulgates the Law No. 33/2018/QH14 on Vietnam Coast Guard. Accordingly, Vietnam Coast Guard is a People’s armed force and a specialized force under the State management, Be put under the ultimate and direct leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam in all aspects, the domination of the State President, the unified State management of the Government and the direct command and administration of the Minister of Defense.

Vietnam Coast Guard shall implement their actions within the territorial waters of Vietnam such as:

– Collect information, analyze, evaluate and forecast the situation so as to propose guidelines, solutions and plans for national security protection and law enforcement at sea;

– Defend national sovereignty, sovereign rights, jurisdiction, security, and interests of the state and people; conserve marine resources and environment;

– Strive for the prevention and control of crimes, violations of law, maintenance of security, order and safety at sea; search, rescue and participate in mitigation of marine environmental emergencies…