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

1.         Reference: Disposition Form File Nr DCSMCWEIS-0219-021 dated 18 February 2019.

2.       Above reference pertains to the Japan-Philippines Maritime Cooperation re Experiment on the Detection of Wooden Banca through Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite with the aim to enhance PCG’s maritime safety, security and maritime domain awareness.

3.        As a continuation of the said undertaking, there will be three (3) upcoming deployments of rented bancas by the Remote Sensing Technology Center (RESTEC) Japan, a contracted company by Japan Space Policy Research Center, in the Manila Bay area on the indicated dates and at areas bounded by the following coordinates:




22 Feb 2019 /


Manila Bay

PT 1: LAT 14.555810° LONG 120.921433°

PT 2: LAT 14.554654° LONG 120.930441°

PT 3: LAT 14.553351° LONG 120.938546°

24 Feb 2019 /


Manila Bay

10 Mar 2019 /


Manila Bay

4.        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.

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