Vessels and Craft

Vessels and Craft

Patrol vessels and craft

(As of April 1, 2020)
The patrol vessels and craft are deployed in the coast guard offices, nationwide and are engaged in maintaining marine order, marine rescue, preventing maritime disasters, monitoring and controlling marine pollution, and ensuring the safety of maritime traffic. They are active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to protect a peaceful and prosperous sea.

PLH- type (with 2 helicopters) "Mizuho"

PLH- type (with 1 helicopter) "Zao"

PL- type (2,000 ton) "Kiso"

PL- type (1,000 ton) "Rishiri"

PM- type (500 ton) "Iyo"

PS- type (180 ton) "Toguchi"

FL- type (fire-fighting vessel) "Hiryu"

PC- type (35 m) "Takataki"

PC- type (23 m) "Yuuzuki"

CL- type (20 m) "Ukikaze"

Radioactivity-Monitoring Boat "Saikai"

Hydrographic survey vessel and lighthouse service vessel

(As of April 1, 2020)
Hydrographic survey vessels are used to survey the seafloor topography, observe ocean currents and tides, and investigate marine pollution.
Lighthouse service vessels are used to maintain and manage aids to navigation, such as lighthouses, light buoy, and radio beacon.

HL- type (Hydrographic survey vessel Large) "Heiyo"

LS- type (small lighthouse service vessel) "Akihikari"