2023 - JS vessels render honors to CGC Bertholf in Bering Sea
Crews from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750), Japanese Ship Kashima, and Japanese Ship Hatakaze conducted formation steaming in the Bering Sea, June 3, 2023. The U.S. Coast Guard has a long-standing relationship of interoperability with Japan through operations like North Pacific Guard and training exercises, leading to a continued free and open Pacific. Engagement with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force demonstrates unity and strengthens rule-based order in the North Pacific. - U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Scott McCann