US & Japan Coast Guards Counter-Narcotics Exercise off Guam

The U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard completed a joint counter-narcotics exercise off Guam June 7th. The exercise was the first operational exchange between U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam and the Japan Coast Guard and was designed to promote cooperation between the partners in areas of mutual interest including maritime security and counter-smuggling operations. “What an incredible opportunity…

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US, Japanese Coast Guards Formally Expand Cooperation

The United States and Japan coast guards formally expanded cooperative agreements and established a new perpetual operation during a ceremony Wednesday in Tokyo. Vice Adm. Michael McAllister, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, and Vice Adm. Yoshio Seguchi, Japan Coast Guard vice commandant for operations, represented their respective services during the historic document signing ceremony and celebration at Japan…

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CSBC Delivers New Ship to Taiwan Coast Guard

Taiwan International Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as: Taiwan Shipbuilding Corporation) built four 4,000-ton frigates “Hsinchu” for the Fleet Branch of the Coast Guard of the Ocean Commission. Today (22), the delivery ceremony was held at the Kaohsiung Plant of Taiwan Shipping Corporation. It was co-chaired by Chairman Li Zhongwei of the Oceanographic Commission and Chairman Zheng Wenlong of…

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Viet Nam, China Finish Joint Sea Patrol

Coast guards of Viet Nam and China completed their joint patrol in the waters adjacent to the demarcation line in the Gulf of Tonkin from April 19 to 21. This was the first such move between the two sides in 2022 and the fourth conducted since a fisheries cooperation agreement in the Gulf of Tonkin waters between Viet Nam and…

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BRP Melocha Aquino Scheduled to Arrive From Japan in May

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, CG Admiral Artemio M Abu announced the expected arrival of MRRV-9702 or PCG’s second 97-meter multi-role response vessel (MRRV) from Japan in May 2022. According to the Commander, the arrival of the ship to be identified as BRP MELCHORA AQUINO is a big step towards recognizing PCG as the “SYMBOL OF HOPE” and “SOURCE OF…

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Defence Secretary Commissions Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Saksham at Goa

Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Saksham, the fifth in the series of 105-metre Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) class, at Goa on March 16, 2022 in the presence of Director General Coast Guard Shri V S Pathania and other senior dignitaries of Central and State governments. ‘Saksham’, meaning ‘capable’, is manifestation of ICG will and…

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Romanian Built Norwegian Coast Guard Ship Arrives

On Thursday 10 March, the coastguard vessel KV Bjørnøya arrived at Vard Langsten in Tomrefjord. Since 16 February, the vessel has been towed from Vard Tulcea’s shipyard in Romania to Norway. The actual tow was expected to take about a month, but due to good weather conditions, the vessel arrived earlier than expected. KV Bjørnøya is the second vessel in…

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New Icelandic Coast Guard Ship Freyja Arrives from Rotterdam

The patrol ship Freyja docked in Siglufjörður November 6th after a five-day voyage from Rotterdam. Many people made their way to Hafnarbryggja in Siglufjörður to see the ship when it arrived at the harbor accompanied by the patrol ship Týs, the Coast Guard’s helicopter and the rescue ships of the Landsbjörg Accident Prevention Association. In addition, responders in the North…

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China’s First 10,000-ton OPV Haixun 09 Enters Service

China commissioned its first 10,000-ton class maritime patrol vessel Haixun 09 with the most advanced technologies and strong comprehensive capability on Saturday, and the ship is expected to enhance the country’s maritime traffic governance. As the first such comprehensive command flagship in China’s maritime system operating in deep seas, Haixun 09 has the capabilities of cross-sea safety patrols and emergency…

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