TWO Japanese ships docked in the Philippines on Saturday for a three-day visit aimed at enhancing maritime cooperation between Tokyo and Manila.
The Japanese Ship (JS) Bungo (MST-464) and JS Takashima are minesweeping ships sent by the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).
Minesweeper vessels are small naval warships, which aims to remove mines along the path of ships.
Mines are explosive devices in the sea placed to destroy ships.
Filipino sailors will engage with their Japanese counterparts for the learning experience and opportunity for mutual trust.
The two ships are in the Philippines for the first time but the sixth time that Japan had sent its vessels to the country. DARWIN PESCO