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Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: A. HPCG/CG-8 LOI Nr. 01-2018

                      B. HCGSSF/SF3 dated 14 September 2018

 2. The Philippines is celebrating the 23rd National Maritime Week (NMW) and National Seafarer’s Day (NSD) on 24 to 30 September 2018. This year is the Philippine Coast Guard’s turn to lead the celebration of the National Maritime Week 2018. Amongst of the activities is the CAPABILITY DEMONSTRATION of PCG floating and air assets at Manila Bay on 28 September 2018. A rehearsal will be conducted on 26 September 2018 at 1100H to 1300H in the exercise area bounded by the following coordinates: 

POINT A

Latitude       14°32’48”North

Longitude    120°58’26”East

POINT B

Latitude       14°32’48”North

Longitude    120°57’26”East

POINT C

Latitude       14°31’30”North

Longitude    120°57’26”East

POINT D

Latitude       14°31’30”North

Longitude    120°58’26”East

 The holding area will be inside of the following position of points: 

POINT E

 Latitude       14°31’43.5”North

              Longitude    120°58’27”East

POINT F

 Latitude       14°31’43.5”North

              Longitude    120°58’00”East

POINT G

              Latitude       14°31’30”North

              Longitude    120°58’00”East

 Initial position of victim vessel and starting position for sea parade: 

POINT H

Latitude       14°31’54”North

Longitude    120°58’27”East

 Position of Exercise: 

POINT I

Latitude       14°31’26”North

Longitude    120°58’24”East

3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the above mentioned areas are advised to take note of the information and take necessary precautionary measures at all times. All vessels are advised to steer clear of the designated exercise area while exercise is ongoing from 1300H to 1700H on 26 and 28 September 2018.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.