Coast Guard AdministrationRepublic of China Coast Guard Administration Governmental Organization Personnel 15,034 (est. 2004)
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The Coast Guard Administration (traditional Chinese: zh:海岸巡防署) of the Republic of China (TAIWAN) is charged with maintaining law and order, protecting the resources of the territorial waters surrounding Free Area of the Republic of China: Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu Islands, Green Island, Orchid Island, Dongsha Islands, and Nansha Islands as well as providing a first line of defense along coastal areas against smugglers and illegal immigrants. The ROCCGA is considered a civilian law enforcement agency under the administration of the Executive Yuan, though during emergencies it may be incorporated as part of the military.
- 1 Organization
- 2 History
- 3 Fleet
- 4 See also
- 5 External links
The Coast Guard Administration is headed by one minister and three deputy ministers. The agency is divided into two major directorates.
- Maritime Patrol Directorate General: Responsible for all maritime patrols
and operations at sea.
- 1 - 16th Offshore Flotillae
- Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Flotilla Sectors
- Coastal Patrol Directorate General: Responsible for land based operations,
primarily the patrolling of harbors, beaches and other coastal areas.
- Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Coastal Patrol Offices
The ROCCGA was established in March 2000, combining units from the military, police, and Ministry of Finance. It has seen a great deal of action for a young agency, participating in numerous search and rescue and anti-smuggling operations. The Coast Guard Administration was also recently involved in escorting Taiwanese fishing boats into waters disputed with Japan claimed by both sides as part of their exclusive economic zones.
Some people in Taiwan still regard The Coast Guard Administration as an intelligence agency due to traditional reasons.
The land branch of The Coast Guard Administration is inherited from the former Taiwan Garrison Command. As a result, a lot of intelligence personnel from Military Police Command or the late Taiwan Garrison Command are still in ROCCGA. There are several mobile investigative groups subordinated to four corresponding areas of responsibility of the Coastal Patrol Directorate General. All mobile investigative groups of The Coast Guard Administration are tasked to perform intelligence-gathering mission of State Security. While executing such intelligence-gathering function, The Coast Guard Administration is subjected to the supervisory and coordination from the National Security Bureau.
Cutters and Patrol Boats
- PP-210(M4 Boat) PP-101(10-ton class)
- PP-601(Special Mission Jet)
- PP-3016(30-ton class )
- PP-3517(35-ton class )
- PP-3535(35-ton class )
- PP-5010(50-ton class )
- PP-5022(50-ton class )
- PP-5510(55-ton class )
- ORB-01(55-ton class oli-cleaning ship)
- PP-6002(60-ton class )
- PP-10002(100-ton class )
- PP-10023(100-ton class )
- PP-10026(Second Generation 100-ton clss)
- SHUN HU NO.5
- C.P.S. SHUN HSING
- SHUN HU NO.6
- SHUN HU NO.2
- C.G. 116
- C.G. 120
- C.P.S. PAO HSING
- C.P.S. TEH HSING
- C.P.S. MOU HSING
- SHUN HU NO.1
- C.P.S. HO HSING
- RB-01(Search/Rescue Boat)
- ROC Coast Guard Administration Website (English)