The Japan Coast Guard ship ECHIGO docked at Tien Sa port. (Photo: VOV)

Da Nang (VNA) – The Japan Coast Guard ship ECHIGO docked at Tien Sa port on June 13 for a seven-day visit to Da Nang city. 

This is the fourth time a ship of the Japan Coast Guard has visited the central city. The 105.4-metre-long, 14.6-metre-wide ship ECHIGO is captained by Colonel Toyota Chikara.

The ship’s crew of 85 officers and sailors are scheduled to pay courtesy visits to the High Command of the Vietnam Coast Guard, and the municipal People’s Committee.  

They will also visit the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centre Region II and several landscapes in Da Nang, Hoi An, and Hue.

During their seven-day stay, the Japanese coast guard force will join a drill at sea with the Vietnamese coast guard force.

The visit of ship ECHIGO continues affirming the fruitful cooperation between the two nations’ coast guard forces to ensure maritime security and safety in the region.

It also provides a good opportunity for the two forces to exchange experience in law enforcement at sea and strengthen their cooperation and mutual understanding.

Both the Vietnam Coast Guard and the Japan Coast Guard are members of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP), and the Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM).-VNA