Another Japanese destroyer to visit PHL Friday

Another Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) vessel, the JS Setogiri (DD-156) and her helicopter, will dock at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor from Friday to Saturday for a goodwill visit.

Capt. Lued Lincuna, Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson, said the Japanese destroyer will arrive on Friday morning with her 220 officers and enlisted personnel.

The contingent will be headed by JMSDF Escort Division head, Capt. Susumi Moriyama, and JS Setogiri skipper, Commander Tokeshi Tonegawa.

“The PN will render customary welcome ceremony upon arrival of the vessel, to be followed by a port briefing on security and health aboard the JS Setogiri,” Lincuna said.

JS Setogiri is the fourth JMSDF ship to visit the Philippines in the past five months with JS Osumi being the third and destroyer, JS Akizuki, the second, and JS Amagiri the first. PNA