Japanese large patrol vessel arrives in Manila

Japanese Coast Guard (JCG) large patrol vessel Echigo (PLH 08) arrived at Pier 15, South Harbor, Manila earlier today, November 23.

PCG photo

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) welcomed the Japanese contingent headed by Captain Chikara Toyota.

Prior to arrival in Manila, the Japanese patrol vessel held communication exercise with BRP Cape San Agustin and BRP Bagacay at Basilan Strait.

“PCG and JCG will conduct a joint anti-piracy exercise off 1 nautical mile North of Sangley Point, Cavite City on Sunday, November 25,” PCG said.