Coast Guard Administration (Taiwan)

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Coast Guard Administration
海岸巡防署
Flag of the Coast Guard Administration of the Republic of China.svg
Flag of the Coast Guard Administration
Logo of the Coast Guard Administration of the Republic of China.svg
Logo of the Coast Guard Administration
Agency overview
Formed 1 February 2000[1]
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Wenshan, Taipei
Employees 15,620 (est. 2014)
Minister responsible
  • Lee Chung-wei, Minister
  • , Political Deputy Minister
  • , Administrative Deputy Ministers
Website www.cga.gov.tw

The Coast Guard Administration of the Executive Yuan (CGA; Chinese: 行政院海岸巡防署; pinyin: Xíngzhèngyuàn Hǎi'àn Xúnfáng Shǔ) is charged with maintaining law and order, protecting the resources of the territorial waters of the Republic of China, which surrounds 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 CGA 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 Republic of China Armed Forces.

Organization[edit]

The Coast Guard Administration is headed by one minister and three deputy ministers. The CGA includes eight departments, one office and five task forces, as well as a Maritime Patrol Directorate General and a Coastal Patrol Directorate General. Its jurisdiction covers the waters surrounding Kinmen, Matzu, Penghu, and the main island of Taiwan to ensure proper protection of the 1,819.8 kilometers coastline and 540,000 square kilometers of "Blue Territory," which is 15 times larger than the island of Taiwan.

  • Maritime Patrol Directorate General: Responsible for all maritime patrols and operations at sea.
    • 1 - 16th Offshore Flotillas
    • 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

History[edit]

Coast Guard Administration building.

The CGA was established on 1 February 2000, combining the Coast Guard Command (formerly under the Ministry of Defense), the Marine Police Bureau (formerly under the National Police Administration, Ministry of Interior), and several cutters from the Taiwan Directorate General of Customs, Ministry of Finance. The CGA formally unifies coastal and maritime law enforcement agencies 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.

Intelligence Function[edit]

Some people in Taiwan[who?] still regard the Coast Guard Administration as an intelligence agency due to its root. Indeed, 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 the Military Police Command or the late Taiwan Garrison Command are still in the 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.

Fleet[edit]

ROCCGA patrol boats
Coast Guard cutters docked in Keelung Harbor.
Coast Guard Administration (Taiwan) patrol vessel

Cutters and Patrol Boats[edit]

Over 100 Tones
Name Hull number Class Displacement (full load) Builder Year of enroling Year of decommissioning
Ho-Hsing CG101 1,800-ton class 1,823 tones China Shipbuilding Corporation 1992
Wei-Hsing CG102 1992
Mo-Hsing CG105 800-ton class 917 tones Wilton-Fijenoord 1988
Fu-Hsing CG106 1988
Pao-Hsing CG107 500-ton class (Pao-Hsing) 694 tones China Shipbuilding Corporation 1980 2008
Chin-Hsing CG108 1985 2010
Te-Hsing CG109 500-ton class (Te-Hsing) 701 tones USUKI SHIPYARD CO., LTD. 1977 2014
Hsun-Hsing CG110 300-ton class 264 tones China Shipbuilding Corporation 1986 2005
Taipei CG116 500-ton class (Taipei) 742 tones Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corporation 2001
Taichung CG117 600-ton class 827 tones Ching Fu Shipbuilding 2001
Keeling CG118 2001
Hualien CG119 2001
Penghu CG120 2001
Nantou CG122 500-ton class (Nantou) 742 tones Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corporation 2005
Kimmen CG123 500-ton class (Kimmen) 688 tones 2008
Lienchiang CG125 2008
Tainan CG126 2,000-ton class 2,105 tones 2011
Xinbei CG127 2,077 tones CSBC Corporation 2013
Yilan CG128 3,000-ton class 3,719 tones Jade-Yachts Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. 2015
Kaohsiung CG129 2015
Miaoli CG131 1,000-ton class 1,899 tones Jade-Yachts Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. 2015
Taoyuan CG132 2015
Taitung CG133 2016
Pingtung CG135 2016
Hsun-Hu No.1 800-ton class 1,127 tones United Shipbuilding (Taiwan) 1992
Hsun-Hu No.2 400-ton class 839 tones Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corporation 1992 2013
Hsun-Hu No.3 1992 2013
Hsun-Hu No.5 100-ton class 140 tones Feng-Kuo Shipbuilding 1992 2014
Hsun-Hu No.6 300-ton class 228 tones Feng-Kuo Shipbuilding 1992
Hsun-Hu No.7 1,000-ton class 1,915 tones Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corporation 2011
Hsun-Hu No.8 2013
Hsun-Hu No.9 2013
Under 100 Tones
Class In service Hull numbers Displacement (full load) Builder
100-ton class 1st generation type 1 8 PP-10001
PP-10002
PP-10005
PP-10006
PP-10007
PP-10008
PP-10009
PP-10010
103 tones Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corporation
100-ton class 1st generation type 2 10 PP-10011
PP-10013
PP-10015
PP-10016
PP-10017
PP-10018
PP-10019
PP-10020
PP-10022
PP-10023
103 tones Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corporation
Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co., Ltd
100-ton class 2nd generation 3 PP-10025
PP-10026
PP-10027
118 tones Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corporation
100-ton class 3rd generation type 1 3 PP-10028
PP-10029
PP-10031
95 tones Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd
100-ton class 3rd generation type 2 14
(total 35 in future)
PP-10032
PP-10033
PP-10035
PP-10037
PP-10038
PP-10039
PP-10050
PP-10051
PP-10052
PP-10053
PP-10055
PP-10056
PP-10057
PP-10059
95 tones Ching Fu Shipbuilding
60-ton class 5 PP-6001、PP-6002、PP-6005、PP-6006、PP-6007 68 tones Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd
55-ton class 10 PP-5501、PP-5502、PP-5503、PP-5505、PP-5506、PP-5507、PP-5508、PP-5509、PP-5510、PP-5511 82 tones (unknown)
50-ton class 1st generation type 1 13 PP-5001、PP-5002、PP-5003、PP-5005、PP-5006、PP-5007、PP-5008、PP-5010、PP-5011、PP-5012、PP-5013、PP-5015、PP-5016 56 tones Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd
50-ton class 1st generation type 2 14 PP-5017、PP-5019、PP-5020、PP-5021、PP-5022、PP-5023、PP-5025、PP-5026、PP-5027、PP-5028、PP-5029、PP-5030、PP-5031、PP-5032 76 tones TC Yachts
50-ton class 2nd generation 9 PP-5033、PP-5035、PP-5037、PP-5038、PP-5039、PP-5050、PP-5051、PP-5052、PP-5053 56 tones Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd
35-ton class 1st generation 28 PP-3501、PP-3502、PP-3503、PP-3505、PP-3506、PP-3507、PP-3508、PP-3509、PP-3510、PP-3511、PP-3512、PP-3513、PP-3516、PP-3517、PP-3518、PP-3519、PP-3520、PP-3521、PP-3522、PP-3523、PP-3525、PP-3526、PP-3527、PP-3528、PP-3529、PP-3530、PP-3531、PP-3532 29 tones (unknown)
35-ton class 2nd generation 24 PP-3535、PP-3536、PP-3537、PP-3538、PP-3539、PP-3550、PP-3552、PP-3553、PP-3555、PP-3556、PP-3557、PP-3558、PP-3559、PP-3560、PP-3561、PP-3562、PP-3563、PP-3565、PP-3566、PP-3567、PP-3568、PP-3572、PP-3576、PP-3580 33 tones Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd
30-ton class 13 PP-3002、PP-3003、PP-3005、PP-3006、PP-3007、PP-3009、PP-3011、PP-3012、PP-3015、PP-3016、PP-3017、PP-3018、PP-3019 29 tones Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd
20-ton class 45 PP-2001、PP-2003、PP-2005、PP-2006、PP-2007、PP-2008、PP-2009、PP-2010、PP-2012、PP-2013、PP-2015、PP-‐2016、PP-2017、PP-2018、PP-2019、PP-2021、PP-2022、PP-‐2023、PP-2025、PP-2027、PP-2028、PP-2029、PP-2030、PP-2031、PP-2032、PP-2033、PP-2035、PP-2036、PP-2037、PP-2038、PP-2050、PP-2051、PP-2052、PP-2053、PP-2055、PP-2056、PP-2058、PP-2059、PP-2060、PP-2061、PP-2062、PP-2063、PP-2065、PP-2066、PP-2067 21 tones Lung Teh Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd
  • RB-01 (Search/Rescue Boat)
  • RB-02 (Search/Rescue Boat)
  • RB-03 (Search/Rescue Boat)
  • Type CP-1001 (Rubber raft) x9
  • Type SF-801 (Speedboat) x6
  • Type PP-601 (Speedboat) x9

Helicopters[edit]

Ministers[edit]

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