The joint patrol began on June 14 in the waters between Vietnam and Cambodia, following the regulations for joint patrol coordination and communication signed by the the naval commanders of both countries on September 14, 2002.

Naval officers of the two sides training in semaphore

During the patrol, both sides performed the "Hello ASEAN", the procedure of greeting each other at sea among naval ships of ASEAN countries, exchanged information, trained in semaphore (flag signaling), practiced search and rescue operations, and the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES), which is used by the navies of Western Pacific countries.

Naval ships of both countries during the joint patrol

Within the framework of the patrol, through communication channels, the naval forces of both countries also actively encouraged fishermen of the two sides to strictly adhere to laws and regulations while fishing, ensuring they do not violate the sovereignty of neighboring countries.

A representative of Vietnam People’s Navy ship presenting gifts to his Cambodian counterpart

Thanks to thorough preparation and close coordination, the 75th joint patrol between the Vietnam People's Navy and the Royal Cambodian Navy was a success. This patrol contributed to maintaining security, peace, and stability, thereby allowing citizens of both countries to conduct business in the shared waters. Additionally, it helped to strengthen the cooperative relationship, enhance mutual understanding, trust, and assistance between the two navies.

Translated by Trung Thanh