The patrols concerned a complete of 10 warships, 5 from every nation, and lasted per week, from Sunday, October 17 to Saturday, October 23, overlaying 1,700 nautical miles, in accordance with the Ministry.
The target of the joint patrol was to “reveal the state flags of Russia and China, preserve peace and stability within the Asia-Pacific area and likewise defend amenities of each international locations’ maritime financial exercise,” the assertion learn.
“Throughout the patrol, the group of warships handed by the Tsugaru Strait for the primary time,” the assertion added.
The Tsugaru strait is physique of water between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido within the northern a part of the nation, connecting the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean.
Along with the patrol, the 2 navies practiced joint tactical maneuvers and did a sequence of army drills, the assertion added.