Japanese Coastguard Vessel visits Da Nang

Japan Coast Guard Training Vessel, Kojima carrying a crew of 91 officers, sailors and cadets, docked at Tien Sa Port in the central coastal city of Da Nang on July 25.

Representatives from the Vietnam Marine Police Department, Border Guard Command and Da Nang People’s Committee received the Japanese guests.

During the four day visit, the ship’s crew will meet with the Da Nang People’s Committee, Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre Region II, Marine Police Vessels of Coast Guard Region 2 and also see the stunning landscapes of Da Nang.

This is the first official visit of the Japan Coast Guard after it signed the memorandum of cooperation with its Vietnamese counterpart in September 2015.

The visit will contribute to strengthening international cooperation between Vietnam Marine Police and Japanese Coast Guard, which was first established in 2000.

Coast guard forces of the two countries are active members of the Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) and Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM).

The vessel led by Colonel Nanaura Hiroyuki is 115 meters long and weighs 3,000 metric tons and can run at 18 nautical miles per hour. In 2013, the KOJIMA carrying a crew of 82 officers, sailors and cadets, arrived in Da Nang on July 30.

   The Japan Coast Guard Training Vessel, Kojima (Photo: Sggp)

Representatives from the Vietnam Marine Police Department, Border Guard Command and Da Nang People’s Committee received the Japanese guests.  (Photo: sggp)

The crew of Japan Coast Guard Training Vessel, Kojima (Photo:: Sggp)


 

By Nguyen Khoi – Translated by Kim Khanh

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