On June 14, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) held a naming and launching ceremony for a 3,500-ton patrol vessel for the Japan Coast Guard at the Tamano Headquarters Plant of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Maritime Systems Co., Ltd. (President: Kazunori Choeda, Head Office: Tamano City, Okayama Prefecture; hereinafter referred to as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Maritime Systems).

The vessel ordered in fiscal 2021 (Reiwa 3) was named “Amami”. After carrying out outfitting work such as hull, engine, electricity, and weapons, it is scheduled to be handed over to the Japan Coast Guard by the end of fiscal 2025 (Reiwa 7).

Amami will be the third 3,500-ton patrol vessel to be built in Tamano, following the patrol vessels of the same type, Miyako and Osumi, which have already been delivered to the Japan Coast Guard.

MHI Maritime Systems will contribute to the progress of society together with its customers by building vessels that contribute to the education of the next generation of marine engineers and support in the event of a disaster, utilizing its development and design capabilities in the marine field, which have been further strengthened by synergies with the MHI Group.