Japanese training vessel arrives in Vietnam

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A training vessel from the Japanese Coast Guard (JCG), the Kojima, docked at Tien Sa Port in the central city of Da Nang Tuesday for a five-day visit.

During their stay, the crew of 82 sailors and trainees from Japan, Singapore and the Philippines will meet with officers and soldiers from the Vietnam Marine Police and take part in a friendly volleyball tournament.

It is the first visit to Da Nang by Japan's Coast Guard. Vietnam and Japan's coast guards established a cooperative relationship in 2000, when they began engaging in activities to exchange law enforcement experiences at sea.

JCG also provides training for Vietnam Marine Police officers every year.

The Kojima is 115m long and weighs 3,500 tons. Each year, it takes in several dozen graduates of the JCG Academy on an around the world training cruise.

In September 2012, Shikishima JCG's largest patrol vessel made a port call at Hai Phong City and held a rescue exercise with the Vietnam Marine Police.

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