Manila – The Philippine Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force Maritime Plane Conduct a Mission in Recto Bank in Spratlys Island not Far From the Reclamation Area of the Chinese Goverment in West Philippine Sea
The Joint Maritime Exercise in Philippines is aim to Develop a interoperability of units in humanitarian assistance and search and rescue of stricken vessels or Crash Civilian Aircraft on High Seas
According to public affairs office chief Cmdr. Lued Lincuna that the Navy-to-Navy engagement envisions on sharing best practices in non-traditional operations such as search and rescue operations at sea. At the end of the activity the PN expects to improve the techniques and procedures of its Naval Air Group
its also strengthen bilateral partnership between the two navies in the Far East amid the Territorial Dispute with China
Japanese P3-C Orion Maritime Plane with three Filipinos onboard flew for a search and rescue training mission above Recto Bank in Spratly and One Philippine Navy Small Maritime Aircraft accompanied the Japanese spy plane during the mission.