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Japanese Navy thinking about acquiring an oil tanker

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Japanese command fleet plans to acquire its first tanker for the transportation of petroleum products, reports TASS Reuters report.




According to the agency, "petroleum products will be delivered to Okinawa (south of the country), where the Japanese naval forces in the waters of the East China Sea are trying to restrain China's rapidly growing activity."

It is noted that the naval forces need a vessel “capable of carrying up to 300 thousand barrels of fuel to meet the needs of refueling their combat and patrol ships in this region.”

According to the agency’s source, “the need to purchase an oil tanker is due to the fact that currently ships have to return to the southwestern island of Kyushu for refueling, which takes too much time.”

The estimated value of the vessel is “several tens of billions of yen” (several hundred million dollars). A more accurate amount of the source difficult to call.

Recall that relations between Beijing and Tokyo remain strained against the background of a territorial dispute around the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu), which broke out in September on 2012 after the Japanese authorities bought these islands from private owners. After this transaction, mass anti-Japanese demonstrations took place in the People's Republic of China, accompanied by riots.

Recently, Chinese warships regularly make demonstrative visits to the coastal zone of disputed islands.
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  1. The black
    The black 6 March 2018 15: 06
    +1
    Japanese Navy thinking about acquiring an oil tanker
    Ask Lukoil, they will supply you with gas in every port .... laughing
  2. Angel_and_Demon
    Angel_and_Demon 6 March 2018 15: 17
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    relations between Beijing and Tokyo remain strained against the backdrop of the territorial dispute over the Senkaku (Diaoyu) islands, which broke out in September 2012 after the Japanese authorities bought these islands from private owners.
    so what is this? these islands did not belong to any state or what?
    1. san4es
      san4es 6 March 2018 15: 39
      +1
      Quote: Angel_and_Demon
      ... these islands did not belong to any state or what?

      hi ... There are islands - 5 points ... all for the sake of energy
      According to official Tokyo, since 1885, the Japanese government has repeatedly studied the Senkaku Islands and received accurate confirmation that the islands were not only uninhabited, but there were no signs that they were controlled by China. Based on this, on January 14, 1895, the country's government officially included the Senkaku Islands into the territory of Japan in accordance with international law terra nullius - "nobody's land."
      In 2003, the Chinese installed an offshore platform near the maritime border with Japanese waters and began drilling. The Japanese side expressed concern that the PRC may begin to extract gas from deposits that extend under Japanese territory.


      ... And the tanker, they South Koreans will quickly cook
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 6 March 2018 15: 44
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        Quote: san4es
        There are islands - 5 points

        it says that they were private, you wrote - Japanese request who to believe recourse
        1. san4es
          san4es 6 March 2018 15: 54
          +1
          ... Well, the "Master" of the island can have any citizenship ... at least Burkina Faso. bully

          Senkaku Archipelago

          More on TASS:
          http://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/788424
          1. Angel_and_Demon
            Angel_and_Demon 6 March 2018 16: 14
            +3
            means article left, a new fake created
            1. san4es
              san4es 6 March 2018 16: 17
              +1
              ... So that we do not relax - do not be lazy to check
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 6 March 2018 15: 19
    +3
    Is building a “gas station” in Okinawa cheaper? In my opinion, tankers in the fleet are needed for trips and refueling in the ocean. And tanker squadrons for long voyages ... when it is inexpedient to carry the chartered ones with you.