Three Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force's vessels have sailed into Valletta Port this afternoon on a courtesy visit. The three vessels are:
- the training ship JDS Kashima (3508)
- the training ship JDS Setoyuki (3518) - a reconverted Hatsuyuki-class destroyer
- the Asagiri-class destroyer JDS Asagiri (151) - has an SH-60J helicopter on board, serial 8282
The Japanese squadron is presently berthing alongside at Pinto wharves. The squadron will be open for the public on Monday (Aug. 29th) from 10.00 a.m. to noon and from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
The three Japanese vessels are expected to sail from Valletta Port on Tuesday, Aug. 30th. (27-Aug-2016)