JMSDF training squadron to arrive in PHL

October 10, 2014 9:57 am 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — A Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) training squadron, consisting of three vessels, will arrive in the Philippines for a three-day goodwill visit starting this Oct. 13 to 16.

The ships will arrive at the Manila South Harbor.

These vessels are the JS (Japanese Ship) Kashima (TV-3508) and JS Setoyuki (TV-3518) and JS Asagiri (DD-127)

The ships have about 730 officers and crew members on board, including 170 newly commissioned officers, under the command of Rear Admiral Hideki Yuasa.

During the visit, Yuasa will make courtesy calls on ranking Philippine officials and lay a wreath at the Rizal monument.

Officers and crew members will attend sport exchange program and concert event.

JMSDF ships have visited Manila more than 50 times since 1966, making it one of the most frequent destinations for JMSDF’s training squadron indicative of the strong relations between the Philippine Navy and the JMDSF. (PNA)

LGI/PFN

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