The "White Shipping" MoU underscores the "need to enhance information sharing" in relation to the White Shipping that covers commercial vessels, passenger liners, pleasure craft and fishing boats, reported Manila's GMA News.
The agreement also paves the way for the establishment of policies and procedures to facilitate "reciprocal protection of information" relating to White Shipping between the two nations, in a bid to enhance maritime awareness and strengthen existing bilateral relations.
The signing was part of the Philippine Navy's participation in the 50th anniversary of the Singapore Navy, under the theme of: "RSN50: Maritime Nation, Maritime Force."
Photo: A memorandum of understanding between the Philippine Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy was signed on May 14, 2017 by Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado (L), flag officer in command of the Philippine Navy, and Rear Admiral Lai Chung Han, chief of Navy of the Republic of Singapore Navy. Naval Public Affairs Office