Japan Coast Guard ship starts VN visit

June, 14/2017 - 09:00

A Japanese Coast Guard vessel, the Echigo (PLH08), and 85 crew members started a six-day friendly visit to Đà Nẵng and Quảng Nam Province yesterday.

Japanese Coast Guard Force ship the Echigo (PLH08), and 85 crew members, docks at Đà Nẵng’s Tiên Sa Port for a six-day visit to Đà Nẵng and Quảng Nam Province. VNS Photo Lê Lâm
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — A Japanese Coast Guard vessel, the Echigo (PLH08), and 85 crew members started a six-day friendly visit to Đà Nẵng and Quảng Nam Province yesterday.

The ship crew, commanded by colonel Toyota Chikara, will visit Đà Nẵng city, the command of Military Zone 5 and of the Border Guard Force, Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre No 2, and the Japanese Language Sakura Centre.

The ship will also conduct a joint exercise with Coast Guard Force, Zone 2, and play a volleyball match during the visit.

The ship will leave from Đà Nẵng City’s Tiên Sa Port on Monday.

In 2015, a Japan Coast Guard ship, Yashima PLH22, also paid a visit to Viet Nam’s Coast Guard Force Zone 2.

The visit aims to promote understanding and friendship between the Coast Guard Forces of Việt Nam and Japan. — VNS

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