RBPF Commissioner learns more about Japan patrol vessel

|    James Kon    |

COMMISSIONER of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Mohammad Irwan bin Haji Hambali visited the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) patrol vessel TSUGARU which is on a goodwill visit to Brunei Darussalam docked at the Muara Port on Thursday.

The visit aimed at taking a closer look at the capabilities and operation of JCG patrol vessel TSUGARU that began its journey on June 17 and arrived in Brunei Darussalam on June 26.

The collaborative relationship was previously forged in 2005 and was revived again with the Japan Coast Guard vessel’s visit.

This is the first step in the continuous support to further establish cooperation with the RBPF in the work of policing, anti-piracy measures in Southeast Asian waters, marine pollution exercise, information sharing, increase of capacities for both parties as well as discussing issues of strategic importance.

The Commissioner of the RBPF thanked Commanding Officer of JCG patrol ship TSUGARU Hirohisa Suzuki for the continuous support and the close relationship between JCG and the RBPF.

Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam Motohiko Kato, Commanding Officer of Marine Police Superintendent of Police Haji Azree bin Haji Abdul Manaf/Munap and officers from Marine Police and JCG were also present.

During the one month dispatch, P/V TSUGARU is implementing patrol on the high seas, attending seminars in Brunei, and paying courtesy calls at each country. The combined exercise develops and promotes cooperative and collaborative relationships strengthening free, open, and safe seas based on the rule of law in the Indo-Pacific region.

Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Mohammad Irwan bin Haji Hambali and Commanding Officer of JCG patrol vessel TSUGARU Hirohisa Suzuki in a group photo with Ambassador of Japan to Brunei Darussalam Motohiko Kato, Commanding Officer of Marine Police Superintendent of Police Haji Azree bin Haji Abdul Manaf/Munap as well as officials from both sides. – JAMES KON