Japanese Coast Guard training Ship Kojima arrived here today morning on a two-day visit as a part of its training programme.
During the period of stay the Coast Guard personnel from both countries would interact to exchange views and methods in the field of anti piracy, Search and Rescue (SAR) operations and pollution response, a release said here today.
The Japan Coast Guard Ship, which arrived at CPT berth Kochi at 0815 hours today, ship had a complement of 83 including 39 under trainee officers cadets, it said adding that the Commanding Officer of Japan Coast Guard ship Captain Tetsushi Mitsuya called on Deputy Inspector General TKS Chandran, TM District Commander CGDHQ-4 in his office.
During the visit of the JCG ship at Kochi an exchange programme between the trainees and trainers of JCG and ICG was planned, wherein the under trainee cadets from the JCG ship would visit Indian Coast Guard Ship later today.
The ICG cadets presently undergoing training at Coast Guard Training Centre, Kochi would interact with JCG cadets and would visit JCG ship Kojima on july 19 for understanding the functioning of the JCG, it said and added tht an interaction programme between the Coast Guard of the both countries was also planned at conferrence hall of Coast Guard District Headquarters Fort Kochi, wherein presentation about the respective countries Coast Guard is planned.
Senior Officers and under trainee cadets of both countries will form part of the interaction programme.
Both the Coast Guards would strive to understand each other on that pursuit of making the seas of the world safe and secure through co-operation, it added.