(Caption of photo above) RSS Stalwart (left) and JS Shimayuki (right) during the PASSEX. (Photo courtesy of 防衛省 海上自衛隊 (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force))
RSS Stalwart conducted a passage exercise (PASSEX) with the 防衛省 海上自衛隊 (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) ships JS Kashima and JS Shimayuki within international waters in the southern reaches of the South China Sea earlier this week.
The PASSEX was conducted smoothly and comprised communication serials and a manoeuvring exercise. The exercise concluded with a farewell sailpast and well wishes to each other.
As we say in the navy, Fair Winds and Following Seas!