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Japanese Destroyer visits PH

JS ONAMI (DD-111), an anti-submarine warfare destroyer of the Japan Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), arrived in Manila on Sunday for a two-day goodwill visit and replenishment of supply from a mission in the ASEAN International Fleet Review.

Philippine Navy (PN) vessel BRP Rajah Humabon (PF11) rendered the usual meeting procedures at Corregidor Island and escorted the vessel to its designated anchorage area at Pier 15 of Manila South Harbor.

Capt. Lued Lincuna, the director of the Naval Public Affairs Office, said Navy personnel

accorded the visiting Takanami-class destroyer a welcome ceremony upon arrival here, followed by a port briefing about health and security aboard JS ONAMI.

Hirotaka Okumura, the Commanding Officer of JS ONAMI, was scheduled to have a courtesy call on the Flag Officer In Command, PN or his representative at Headquarters, Philippine Navy.

It is the third time that a JMSDF vessel visited the country this year. Similar goodwill visits also happened in January and June. The PN will give a send-off ceremony with customary Passing Exercise (PASSEX)  upon the vessel’s departure.

The visit aims to strengthen the relationship between the PN and JMSDF. It will further enhance and sustain the promotion of peace, stability, and maritime cooperation within the region.#