～JMSDF JS IKAZUCHI(DD-107) Manila Bay port Call～
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) JS IKAZUCHI paid a Three-days goodwill port call. JS IKAZUCHI arrived at Pier 9, South Harbor, Manila Bay on 29 Feb with two helicopters and approximately 220 officers and crew on board.
The purpose of this goodwill visit is to deepen the partnership with Philippine Navy through various opportunities and interaction. It will continue to enhance the peace, stability, and maritime co...ordination for regional security.
Captain Ryoko Azuma, Commander, Escort Division 1 visited Headquarter Philippine Navy (PN) for a courtesy call.
JMSDF and PN had a reciprocal shipboard tour and customary exercise such as Passing Exercise (PASSEX) on the sea.