PH, JAPAN COAST GUARDS AND RECAAP ISC HOLD MULTILATERAL COMBINED EXERCISE IN WATERS OFF CAVITE
PH, Japan Coast Guards and ReCAAP ISC hold multilateral combined exercise in waters off Cavite
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Japan Coast Guard (JCG) and the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) conducted a multilateral combined exercise off 1 nautical nile north of Sangley Point, Cavite City on 25 November 2018.
The BRP Suluan (Multi-Role Response Vessel 4406), BRP Boracay (Fast Patrol Boat 2401), two Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs), JCG patrol vessel “Echigo” (PLH08) with its onboard Helicopter Sikorsky S76D (JA916A) were the participating assets dispatched to serve as responding units, while the BRP Panglao (FPB 2402) acted as the victim vessel.
As part of the exercise, PCG and JCG vessels undertook three drills such as counter-piracy exercise (Information Sharing, Searching, Chasing and Capturing and Suppressing Exercises), firefighting with rescuing exercise, and water spray and farewell exercise.
PCG Acting Commander of National Capital Region-Central Luzon Captain Rolando LizorPunzalan Jr. and JCG Vice Commander for Operations Vice Admiral Takahiro Okushima led the multilateral exercise.