Japan Maritime Self-Defence Forces with JS Kaga (DDH 184) helicopter carrier and JS Ikazuchi (DD 107) Murasame-class destroyer conducted a maritime exercise with the Indonesian Navy. — Photo courtesy of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Forces
HÀ NỘI — With the permission of the Vietnamese Prime Minister, three vessels of the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force docked at Cam Ranh international port in the south-central province of Khánh Hoà, for technical activities on October 10 and 11.
The ships consist of helicopter carrier Kaga, guided missile destroyer Ikazuchi, and submarine Shoryu with a total of 635 officers and sailors, the Quân đội Nhân dân (People’s Army) newspaper under the Việt Nam’s Ministry of Defence reported.
They made the port call to replenish fuel, food and freshwater and carry out other technical activities during their training programme.
Military and non-military agencies of Việt Nam coordinated closely to meet the Japanese side’s demand, which reflected Việt Nam’s capacity of providing logistics and technical services for international ships arriving at its ports.
Amid complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, relevant agencies of Việt Nam also worked to prevent virus transmission in line with regulations. — VNS