Philippines Receives First Japanese Coast Guard Vessel

Philippines receives first Japanese coast guard vessel

MANILA, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 18th Augst,2016) - The Philippines received the first of ten coast guard vessels from Japan Thursday, the coastguard said, as the two countries boost security ties in the face of their separate maritime disputes. The 44 metre (144 foot) BRP Tubbataha has arrived in Manila, the Philippines coast guard said in a statement, adding that it will be used for search and rescue, law-enforcement and transport purposes. They did not specify where it would be deployed.