The major missions of Viet Nam Marine Police (VMP) are to inspect and control in order to ensure national maritime sovereignty and security, protecting natural resources, preventing from environmental pollution and detecting and combating legal violations.
VMP is a State force with the function of managing maritime security and safety, ensuring the observation of national law as well as related international treaties that Viet Nam has signed or participated in Viet Nam’s maritime areas and and continental shelf.
VMP is responsible for cooperating with international agencies to maintain peace and stability at sea, while collecting information on and promptly settling issues at sea, and informing related agencies. VMP has the function of a rescue agency, and performs the task of handling problems arising at sea and protecting the marine environment. The force also joins hands with other agencies to promote and educate fishermen on national law, preserving State property as well as the lives and assets of people living and working legally in Vietnamese waters and its continental shelf.
Today, VMP is equipped with modern facilities, including a fleet of ships consisting of K206, DN-2000, TT-200, 3500 CV rescue ship, high-speed patrol ships of 120 and 140, a CASA 212-400 aircraft, MS 600 spy device, various kinds of radar, devices for reconnaissance and detecting drug crime and other equipment.
These are images of some ships of Viet Nam Marine Police’s modern fleet:
The multifunctional police ship DN 2000 is made to international standard, using latest technology. The ship is used in patrolling, helping VMP protect sea and island sovereignty and maintaining the law in Vietnamese waters and continental shelf. The ship is also involved in search and rescue activities in Vietnamese and international waters if required. The ship can rescue and tow ships with capacity of 2,200 DWT. It also engages in troop rotation, supplying logistical services to forces operating at sea and other given tasks. The ship can operate in level 10 winds in Viet Nam’s maritime areas and continental shelf with an unlimited range. The ship can stay at sea for 40 days and nights.
The high-speed guard ship TT-200 is an armored ship designed by the Naval Technical Institute. The ship can operate in wave up to level 9, within an operational range of 1,800 nautical miles.
The 3500 CV fire rescue boat has a complex of pumps placed in the main engine room. Through a separate water vent, the complex supplies extinguishing water and foam via two hose guns placed in the cabin top. The hose guns have throat diameter of 90 mm and maximum range of 75m at the angle of 45 degrees with capacity of 350 cu.m. per hour.
The TT 120 guard boat’s main function is patrolling and protecting Viet Nam’s sea sovereignty and security, while performing the task of controlling and preventing ships from violating Viet Nam’s laws in customs, fishing, natural resource exploitation and protecting the marine environment in Vietnamese waters.
The high-speed patrol ship TT 400 is armored sheathed, with advanced technological features and modern equipment. This is an automated ship, integrated with electronic equipment and can operate in level 10 winds./.