New vessels commissioned to beef up enforcement capability
Marine Region has over the past few years developed a new state-of-the-art central command system with a fleet of smaller, faster vessels, allowing police to attend to and deal with incidents more quickly, whilst at the same time providing a strong deterrent to illegal seaborne activities.
Commissioner Tang King-shing said this at the commissioning ceremony of five Medium Patrol Launches (MPL) and six Divisional Fast Patrol Craft (DFPC) at Joss House Bay, Sai Kung, on December 10.
"Facing the rapid development and integration of the Pearl River Delta region, the Force recognise the need to provide a versatile response to the new maritime policing requirements, including the port facilities, the outlying islands and the new Pearl River Delta road links.
"These new craft represent our determination to upgrade our capability to satisfy those requirements," he said.
The new vessels will replace the ageing Damen Mark III and Harbour Patrol launches that have been in service since early 1980.
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