Government, MSDF of protecting the Middle East dispatch ...
Government, MSDF of protecting the Middle East dispatch limited Japanese flag vessels, can not deal with the Japanese boarding
Government relates to the Middle East dispatch plan of the Maritime Self-Defense Force, when unforeseen circumstances was issued a weapon maritime security action that can be used to generate, was decided to limit the subject of protection by the MSDF escort ship to Japan flagged vessels. It was based on the interpretation of the international law of the use of force is observed in the case to protect the vessels registered in the country. Foreign vessels are excluded from protection, escort ship even if Japanese people on board will not be able to use of force. Multiple government officials the day, was revealed.
According to the Japan Shipowners' Association, remains at 0 Japan Sekisen is out of the ship involving domestic shipping companies, most are of the Panama-flagged ship.