Japan Coast Guard training ship KOJIMA docks at Tien Sa Port in the central city of Da Nang. (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) – Japan Coast Guard training ship KOJIMA with 94 crew members on board arrived at Tien Sa Port in the central city of Da Nang on July 25, beginning its five-day official visit to Vietnam.

The ship’s captain and crew will pay courtesy visits to senior officials from the High Command of the Vietnam Coast Guard, the municipal People’s Committee and the High Command of the Marine Police Region II.

They will also visit the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre Region II.

The Vietnam Marine Police and the Japan Coast Guard are both members of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP). They have been closely coordinating in improving marine law enforcement capacity.

The visit of KOJIMA provides a good opportunity for the two forces to exchange experience and strengthen their cooperation and mutual understanding.

The 115-metre-long, 14-metre-wide KOJIMA is captained by Hiroyuki Nanaura.

This is the fourth Vietnam visit made by the Japan Coast Guard and the second by the ship./.