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Japan seeks to help S-E Asia fight growing piracy threat

The Japanese Coast Guard is sending a patrol vessel to the region this week to help with maritime law enforcement
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 05:50


"ECHIGO and the pirates" sounds rather like the name of a Japanese children's tale. But it describes a real-life initiative by the Japanese Coast Guard (JCG) to despatch the patrol vessel Echigo to South-east Asia this week to help counter pirate activities there.

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