Another Japanese destroyer to visit SBMA

MANILA The JS Samidare (DD-106), a Murasame-class destroyer of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), will dock at the Alava Wharf of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) in Olongapo City for a goodwill visit from Friday to Sunday.

Captain Jonathan Zata, Philippine Navy spokesperson, said the ship will be dropping its anchor around 9 a.m. Friday.

JS Samidare will coming along with two SH-60K patrol helicopters and 200 officers and enlisted personnel.

This is the second visit of the JSMDF in the Philippines this year. The first one was when JS Ikazuchi (DD-107), another Murasame-class destroyer, came in late January.

The Murasame-class destroyer is the first class of the second-generation general-purpose destroyers of the JMSDF. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency