Japan Coast Guard (JCG) Concludes Trilateral Maritime Exercise with Philippines, U.S. Coast Guards



(Photo credits: Japan Coast Guard)
On 4 to 7 June 2023, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) concluded its participation in a trilateral maritime exercise with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Mariveles, Bataan. The trilateral maritime exercise was the first of its kind between the three countries’ coast guards.



 (Photo credits: US Coast Guard)
The JCG deployed Akitsushima (PLH-32) for the exercise. The PCG sent BRP Melchora Aquino (MRRV-9702), BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301), and one 44-meter multi-role response vessel (MRRV), while the USCG sent USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752).

The trilateral maritime exercise sought to strengthen interoperability between the JCG, PCG, and USCG through the conduct of communication exercises, maneuvering drills, photo exercises, maritime law enforcement training, search and rescue (SAR), and passing exercises.