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IMDEX Asia 2019: Japan Coast Guard launches new large vessels

23rd April 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Japan launched a 6,500t patrol ship on 8 March. Destined for the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), it is a modified ship in the Shikishima class, with two previous vessels built by IHI entering service in 1992 and 2013 (pictured ).

The new ship, to be ...

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