Vietnam Takes Delivery of Two Refurbished Vessels From Japan

The Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance agency has taken delivery of two refurbished vessels from Japan.<br />The vessels, which bear the pennant numbers KN-595 and KN-596, were handed over by Vietnamese company Hong Ha Shipbuilding to the agency on 30 July.<br />In response to questions from Jane's , a Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson...

The Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance agency has taken delivery of two refurbished vessels from Japan.

The vessels, which bear the pennant numbers KN-595 and KN-596, were handed over by Vietnamese company Hong Ha Shipbuilding to the agency on 30 July.

In response to questions from Jane's , a Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson clarified on 2 August that the vessels are part of a donation of six vessels that was announced by Tokyo in 2014, and approved by then foreign minister Fumio Kishida in August that year.

The donation was done at the request of Vietnamese leaders to assist the country in bolstering its maritime law enforcement capabilities, said the spokesperson.

Source: www.janes.com