Maritime Safety Administration of the People’s Republic of China (MSA)
The China Coast Guard (CCG) is the maritime branch of the Public Security Border Troops, a paramilitary police force under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). The CCG is manned by active service personnel of the People’s Armed Police (PAP) Force. The largest operational unit of the CCG is a CCG flotilla, which is a regimental-level unit in China’s military administrative hierarchy. Currently there are twenty CCG flotillas across the country.