JS Kirisame Exercises With USNS Cesar Chavez

On July 30, JS Kirisame conducted a bilateral exercise in vicinity of the Federated States of Micronesia with USNS Cesar Chavez. This exercise was conducted to maintain the ability of the U.S. and Japanese naval supply forces to conduct replenishments at sea. The logistic divisions of Japanese and U.S. naval forces are operating more effectively and efficiently based on our…

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JS Kirisame Goodwill Exercise with FSM BCMS

From July 29 to 31, JS Kirisame conducted a good will exercise with the Federated States of Micronesia Border Control and Maritime Surveillance Operation Center in vicinity of Federated State of Micronesia to improve our tactical skills and promote mutual understanding with the FSM BCMS. This exercise is the first bilateral one with the Federated States of Micronesia. The Self-Defense…

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VP-26 Poseidon Locates Small Craft Lost at Sea

On Nov. 11, crewmembers assigned to the “Tridents” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 rescued six mariners from the Federated States of Micronesia whose vessel was adrift in the South Pacific for eight days without power. The 23-foot skiff was first reported missing November 3 after it lost power and was overdue near Oneop Atoll, Chuuk State in the Federated States…

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