Yuugiri Begins Somalia Patrols

On Jun 19, JS Yuugiri as the 39th Deployment Surface Force for Counter Piracy Enforcement, commanded by CDR KUMASHIRO Takeshi, departed from Yokosuka port on June 5 and began advancing into Gulf of Aden and Somali waters after completing a stopping period related to COVID-19 in the waters around Japan and confirming that all crew were not infected.

After advancing, JS Yuugiri will replace with the 38th DSPE JS SETOGIRI, engage in escorting merchant ships and joint training with navies of various countries.

Despite COVID-19, the Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and deepen the cooperative relationship through these various deployment activities and joint training events, contributes to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

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