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Departure of SDF Units for Replenishment Operations

Departure of SDF Units for Replenishment Operations

SDF units departed from ports as shown below to engage in replenishment operations based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law.

1. Ships Dispatched, Sailing Date, Port of Departure

 (1) Support Ship Oumi, January 25 (Friday), 2008, JMSDF Sasebo Base 
 (2) Escort Ship Murasame, January 24 (Thursday), 2008, JMSDF Yokosuka Base


2. Commander and Captains

 (1) Seiji Saeki, Captain, JMSDF, Commander, Escort Flotilla 1
 (2) Daisuke Goto, Captain, JMSDF, Commanding Officer, Support Ship Oumi
 (3) Yutaka Ozawa, Commander, JMSDF, Commanding Officer, Escort Ship Murasame


3. Number of Personnel

 (1) Support Ship Oumi: approximately 150
 (2) Escort Ship Murasame: approximately 190

Total: approximately 340

 (This is provisional translation of the order by the Defense Minister for reference purpose only.)

January 24-25, 2008

The Escort ship Murasame is departing from JMSDF Yokosuka Base (24 January, 2008)

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Defense Minister Ishiba makes remarks on instructions to JMSDF personnel to be dispatched at Yokosuka Base (24 January, 2008)

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Scenes of departure events at Yokosuka Base(24 January, 2008)

25 January, 2008

The Support ship Oumi is departing from JMSDF Sasebo Base(25 January, 2008)

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Scenes of departure events at Sasebo Base(25 January, 2008)

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