RSS Formidable Makes Port Call at JMSDF (Japan)
The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) Formidable-class frigate, RSS Formidable, is making a port call at the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) Yokosuka Naval Base from 22 to 27 Aug 2012.
The port call saw an exchange of ship visits between the personnel of the two navies. Prior to the port call, RSS Formidable conducted a sea training exercise with the JMSDF’s destroyers, JS Shirane and JS Myoko, which comprised manoeuvring and helicopter deck landing drills to enhance the interoperability between the two navies.
Singapore and Japan enjoy warm and friendly defence ties. The professional and personal interactions during the port call have enhanced greater mutual understanding and cooperation between the two navies.
RSS Formidable sailed to Japan after participating in the Rim of the Pacific exercise in Hawaii earlier this month.
World Maritime News, August 27, 2012; Image: RSN