Two tenured officers were promoted this week after being sworn in by Vice President and Minister of Justice Raynold B. Oilouch.

On Monday, May 11, 2020, Mr. Victor Remengesau was sworn in as the Director of the Bureau of Marine Law Enforcement/Fish & Wildlife Protection and Mr. Emerson Nobuo was promoted to the Chief of Division of Marine Law Enforcement.

Since the merging of the Division of Fish & Wildlife together with the Division of Marine Law Enforcement in 2018, the bureau has been managed directly under the authority of an acting director while the Division of Marine Law Enforcement was overseen by an acting chief.  Director Remengesau and Chief Nobuo both have served on an acting capacity and together they bring a wealth of experiences that would benefit the bureau tremendously.  Joining these two gentlemen were fellow colleagues, chiefs and directors from other agencies within the Ministry of Justice including the Australian Ambassador Richelle Turner, Australian Pacific Maritime Surveillance Advisor, Lt. Commander Clint Moore, Mr. Wade Jones, Senior MDA Advisor, Attorney General Ernestine Rengiil, families and friends.

After a brief congratulatory remarks and brief greetings both by Vice President Oilouch and Ambassador Turner, Director Remengesau and Chief Nobuo both had the opportunity to thank everyone especially their colleagues for their support and assured them of their commitments and dedication to pursue the bureau improvements.