Transfer of PNP maritime station to Rio Hondo eyed PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 October 2013 11:07

The PNP’s 901st Maritime Station Zamboanga City, will soon be transferred either in Barangay Rio  Hondo or Mariki.

Supt. Rollen D. Arino, Regional Maritime Unit 9 chief,  disclosed that  he has received a directive from the PNP Maritime National Headquarters proposing the transfer of the regional command to the seafront area in Rio Hondo and Mariki because the two places are very suitable for maritime security.

The 901st Maritime Station in Zamboanga City  is holding office at the Paniran Wharf  because the former  office in Barangay  Sta. Barbara has been made a city government office.

Arino said he is waiting for the advice of Task Force Suyud for the 901st Maritime Station to be transferred after the clearing operation in the area.

Rio Hondo and Mariki were among the sites of heavy fighting between government forces against MNLF rebels who  attacked Zamboanga City on September 9, 2013.

Meanwhile, Arino disclosed that the PNP Maritime National Headquarters is still recruiting young people who are qualified to become Maritime policeman. Quaiifications are: College graduate with National Police Commission eligibility, Civil  Service Examination passer or Philippine Regulation Commssion Licensee. Age qualification — 21 to 30 years old, Single or Married with a height for male — 5’4" and 5’2" for female is 5’2 and most important— He or she knows how to swim. - - Allen Abastillas