Japanese warship heads to Middle East to protect tankers

Japanese warship heads to Middle East to protect tankers

A Japanese warship left for the Gulf of Oman on Sunday amid simmering Middle East tension. ’Thousands of Japanese ships ply those waters every year including vessels carrying nine tenths of our oil. It is Japan’s lifeline’, PM Shinzo Abe told the crew at Yokosuka naval base near Tokyo, before they cast off. Abe’s government has said it is prepared to authorize force to protect ships in danger.

KCooper
KCooper
America
America 3 months

Good idea with Iran holding ships hostage will nilly.

CGandG
CGandG 3 months

Good to see another nation stepping up!

J. C.
J. C. 3 months

japan has always had a great navy. love that they are flexing some muscle, peace through strength

Seekster
Seekster 3 months

Glad to see Japan stepping up to defend their own shipping.

david dindu
david dindu 3 months

banzai

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