Japan and the UK Collaborated to Provide Search and Rescue Capability Assessment for the Kenya Coast Guard Service

  1. Japan and the United Kingdom collaborated to provide search and rescue (SAR) capability assessment for the Kenya Coast Guard Service (KCGS) from 9th to 12th March, 20. Mr. YOSHIDA Shigeru and his team from Japan Coast Guard, CDR NAKAGOME Masaki, Defense Attaché to Kenya from Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Mr. Philipp BOSTOCK and his team from U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency visited Mombasa for the assessment of KCGS to enhance future SAR capabilities.
  2. This assessment will help the Kenya Coast Guard Service further develop its ability to protect the Kenyan Coastal area, and contribute towards improving the Kenyan maritime security and economic development, especially SAR capability.
  3. Japan has continued to support the development of maritime security and economic growth in Kenya for decades. In addition to providing 17 vessels and boat operation training to KCGS, Japan has also contributed towards the construction of the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone, which is one of the flagship projects of Kenya’s VISION 2030, and the bridges, roads, and berths around Mombasa port. These projects will lead to enhancing Kenyan Blue Economy and Free and Open Indo Pacific (FOIP). Japan will enhance the Kenya’s development with the Kenyan people and various international partners.