Apr 4, 2016

Japan Coast Guard deploys 12 ships to patrol Senkakus

The Japan Coast Guard said Monday it has finished deploying 12 ships assigned exclusively to patrolling areas around the Senkaku Islands amid China’s growing assertiveness in the East China Sea. The 10 new 1,500-ton patrol ships and two helicopter-equipped patrol vessels will become fully ...

Jun 29, 2015

Italian Coast Guard: Single-day joint effort rescues 2,900 migrants

Italian Coast Guard ships and vessels from a multination naval mission and humanitarian organizations rescued at least 2,900 migrants Sunday from 21 boats launched by smugglers from Libyan shores, authorities said. The coast guard said the rescues were carried out by military vessels from ...

Police, Coast Guard hold first joint island defense drill

Jun 3, 2015

Police, Coast Guard hold first joint island defense drill

Police and the Japan Coast Guard held their first joint drill on handling an illegal landing by foreigners on a remote Japanese island, following the arrival of many suspected Chinese fishing boats in waters near Japan’s Ogasawara Islands last fall. The joint drill was ...