Stopover of the Japanese destroyer JS SHIRANUI in Noumea.
Following on from the bilateral training on 17 September, the Japanese destroyer JS SHIRANUI made a stopover in Noumea on 18 September.
CDR IMAWAKA, commander of the JS SHIRANUI and Captain BONDIL, deputy commander of the New Caledonian armed forces were present for an exchange of gifts.
This stopover took place entirely in strict compliance with the containment rules set by the New Caledonian authorities. Strict measures were taken to avoid any contact with the JS SHIRANUI crew. No shore visits were planned for the crew.