Taiwan’s coastguard desires to advance cooperation with the Philippines and conduct joint search and rescue exercises despite anxious standoffs in disputed waters. The countries have decided to work toward joint exercises and have already apprehended deliberations on how to perform rescue operations. Both sides are making an effort.
In late May and early June 2015, Taiwan and the Philippine coastguard ships faced off in disputed waters south of Taiwan to save from harm their fishing vessels and try headed for assert territorial rights. The neighbors have been working to patch up a good relation.