Heightening operations in combating piracy and armed robbery at sea

A Japan Coast Guard vessel docked at a Philippine port for a law enforcement exercise with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

Japan and Philippines had a joint exercise to heighten operations in combating piracy and armed robbery at sea.

PLH 22 Yashima, a 130-meter search and rescue vessel with a capacity of 5,204 GT, is owned by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and is based at the Coast Guard Office in Fukuoka, Japan.

Japanese Coast Guard uesd PLH22 Yashima during the anti-piracy drill, a 130-meter search and rescue vessel with a capacity of 5,204 GT, owned by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and is based at the Coast Guard Office in Fukuoka, Japan.

The event aimed to further enhance the capabilities of PCG and JCG to combat piracy and armed robbery at sea, to acquire knowledge and skills in conducting airlift rescue operations, and to establish friendship and mutual understanding among the countries.