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Japanese warship docks at Subic Bay for 3-day goodwill visit

/ 12:53 PM September 24, 2019
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Japanese warship Asagiri (DD-151) docks at the Alava Pier in Subic Bay Freeport. Photo by Joanna Rose Aglibot

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT –– A Japanese warship carrying 200 sailors and navy officers arrived here on Tuesday for a three-day goodwill visit.

Asagiri (DD-151)from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) docked at the Alava Pier inside this free port at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

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The Japanese vessel, which also carried a helicopter, was welcomed by delegates from the Philippine Navy headed by Capt. Mardonio Navarro, director of the Naval Safety Office.

Commander Yuuichi Haeno, commanding officer of Asagiri, led the Japanese delegation.

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Asagari is the front-runner of eight JMSDF general-purpose destroyers that are tasked mainly with anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare.

During their stay here, the Japanese navy force will visit the Naval Education, Training and Doctrine Command in San Antonio, Zambales to and will pay a courtesy call on Rear Adm. Allan Ferdinand Cusi, chief of naval staff.

This visit came a day after two Japanese minesweepers concluded their goodwill visit in Manila and marked the seventh time they visited the Philippines this year. /lzb

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