Tuesday, August 24, 2010
International coast guard drills to be held in Sea of Japan
Russian, Chinese and South Korean coast guards will hold joint anti-piracy and anti-terrorism drills in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, a Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) border guard spokeswoman has said.
The exercises will take place in the Peter the Great Gulf as part of a week-long international border guard forum, which opened in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok on Monday. The forum brings together border guard delegations from Russia, the United States, Japan, South Korea, and China.
One Russian, one South Korean and two Chinese ships will take part in the exercises, Natalia Rondaleva said.
"During Tuesday's drills, Russian, Chinese and South Korean coast guard ships will carry out dozens of exercises stipulated in the drills' legend," she said.
U.S. and Japanese ships are also expected to take part in the forthcoming exercises, she added.