JS SUZUNAMI as the 4th DSIG returned to Ominato port
On Jun 14, JS SUZUNAMI, commanded by CAPT NISHIMURA Toshiyuki, commanding officer of Escort Division 7, completed the mission as the 4th Deployment Surface Force for Information Gathering Activities and returned to Ominato port after about six months.
JS SUZUNAMI departed from Ominato port in Dec, 2020, engaged in the mission for ensuring the safety of Japan-related vessels in the Middle East from Jan to May 2021. They also deepened cooperation, friendship and trust with navies of related country through participating in multi-lateral exercises such as the AMAN21 in order to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.
Despite COVID-19, the Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and deepen the cooperative relationship through these various deployment activities and bilateral exercise events, contributes to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region.