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Coast Guard to buy two helicopters, hire more sea marshals

Post by Guest on Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:18 am

With a P3 billion budget for this year, the Coast Guard plans to acquire two brand new aircraft to boost its capability to respond to emergency situations on the high seas, Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo said in a report released Thursday.

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Re: Coast Guard to buy two helicopters, hire more sea marshals

Post by adroth on Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:19 am

This is the part of this report that's puzzling a lot of us:

The choppers, preferably twin engine Eurocopters, will be fitted with emergency floats, rescue hoist, search light, load hook and specialist equipment for other operational requirements, said Tamayo, Coast Guard commandant.

Can the PCG legally specify a preference like that?
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