JS Suzutsuki Makes Port Call in Subic Bay

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force JS Suzutsuki (DD-117) arrived in Subic Freeport Zone, Olongapo City, Zambales on April 10 for a port call to the Philippines. JS Suzutsuki (DD-117) was escorted by Philippine Navy frigate BRP Jose Rizal FF 150. Two ships had earlier conducted Passing Exercises (PASSEX) with the former. A simple welcome ceremony was also accorded to the visiting…

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Combat Support Ship in Water for the First Time

The construction of the new Combat Support Ship Den Helder in the Romanian yard of Damen Schelde in Galaţi is progressing steadily. Today the two middle parts of the hull were launched. Although DMO project leader Captain of the Sea (TD) Glijn van Marion has already experienced similar projects before, the process remains impressive. “It is a big ship that…

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