Japanese destroyer to visit PH on Feb. 2-4

By Priam Nepomuceno

January 31, 2018, 2:16 pm

MANILA -- Highlighting the strong ties between the Philippines and Japan, the Japanese destroyer, the JS Amagiri (DD-154) will be paying a goodwill visit from Friday to Sunday.

She would dock at Pier 13 of the Manila South Harbor, Navy spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said in a message Wednesday.

JS Amagiri would be accompanied by one DH-60J patrol helicopter, he added.

"Welcome ceremony and port briefing will be conducted upon arrival of the JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self Defense Force) vessel at Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila after a customary meeting procedure with BRP Rajah Humabon (PS-11) at the vicinity of Corregidor Island, Manila Bay," Lincuna added.

JS Amagiri is a Asagiri-class destroyer and specializes in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare. There are eight units of these ships in the JMSDF which are capable of running at speeds of 30 knots. (PNA)