USS America, JS Kunisaki operate in East China Sea

January 13, 2020 – USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) operated together in the East China Sea, Jan. 13. During the exercise, America and Kunisaki conducted communication and maneuvering drills, personnel exchanges, and a flight operations demonstration. “We are extremely pleased with this first opportunity for USS America…

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JMSDF Monitors Four PLA Navy Ships in East China Sea

December 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 12/16, four Chinese naval vessels sailed north between Okinawa and Miyakojima and sailed toward the East China Sea. The Ministry of Defense and the Self-Defense Forces will continue to pay close attention to trends in China’s naval vessels in the waters around Japan, and will make every effort to conduct surveillance and surveillance…

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JS Sendai Observes Another Illegal North Korean Fuel Transfer

November 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – On November 13th (Wednesday), the North Korean flagged tanker “MU BONG 1” (IMO number: 8610461) and an unregistered vessel were on the high seas of the East China Sea (about 280 km east of Shanghai). Escort ship “Sendai” (Maizuru) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 14th escort team confirmed that they were laid down…

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Varyag Task Group Trains in East China Sea

October 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, a detachment of Pacific Fleet warships as part of the Pacific Fleet’s flagship of the Nakhimov Order of the Varyag Guards missile cruiser, the Admiral Panteleyev large anti-submarine ship and the Pechenga medium-sized sea tanker, conducted an anti-terror group training in the East China Sea. The military personnel of a special unit that…

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Vigilant Surveillance Activity by French Vessels for Illegal Sea Activities

May 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – In response to illegal maritime activities, including the “settlement” of North Korean-flagged vessels banned by UN Security Council resolutions, France dispatched a naval frigate “Vandemiere” to monitor and alert in the waters around Japan including the East China Sea. The we. We have cooperated with the Maritime Self-Defense Force to share information, etc. from…

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U.S. Coast Guard enforces North Korea sanctions in the East China Sea

March 18, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf pulled into Sasebo March 3 following a deployment in the East China Sea where the crew assisted in United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) enforcement against illicit ship-to-ship transfers that violate North Korea sanctions. The Bertholf’s patrol is a part of the United States’ ongoing contribution to international efforts in…

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PLA Navy holds submarine rescue drill in East China Sea

September 3, 2018 – The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy conducted a submarine rescue drill in the East China Sea on Saturday, with military experts on Monday calling it a worldwide challenge. The drill involved frigates, submarines, rescue vessels and anti-submarine aircraft from multiple PLA Navy forces, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday. “Submarine rescue work is a worldwide…

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Suspicion of illegal transshipment of offshore goods by North Korean vessels

Google Translation The P-3C (Kanoya) belonging to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Aeronautics Unit in the early February 13th this year, the North Korean flagged tanker “Rye Song Gang No. 1” and the Belize flag shipping tanker “Wan Heng No. 11” , I confirmed that I am sticking at the offshore sea of ​​the East China Sea (offshore of…

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