Adm. Papp sends letter of condolence to Japan Coast Guard

Japanese Coast Guard Cmdr. Akira Sambai

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk.

United States Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp expressed his sympathy for Japanese losses as a result of the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and hands a personal letter to Japan Coast Guard Cmdr. Akira Sambai at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

Cmdr. Sambai, a Japanese Embassy representative, will deliver the letter to Japan Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Hisayasu Suzuki. In the letter, Adm. Papp offers condolences from the members of the United States Coast Guard to the Japan Coast Guard for their nation’s losses. He also affirms support to the Japanese coast guard in the difficult work they face over the next several months.



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12 Responses

  1. CGAUX Drum Point says:

    Guardians rock wherever they are. Our prayers go out to the Japanese Coast Guard.

  2. Jim Koshar, LT, USCG(Ret.) says:

    Thank you ADM Papp for taking this action. The U. S. Coast Guard and our Japanese counterparts (Japanese Coast Guard and JDF) have a close working relationship. V/R, Jim Koshar, LT, USCG, (Ret.)

  3. Capt. T.Awai says:

    It is most encouraging to have kind words extended to our most difficult times from overseas colleagues. JCG lost 8 aircraft on the ground by tsunami and suffered a lot in all parts, but we are trying our utmost to save our country. Thank all of you very much.

  4. Lordmanimal says:

    Letters are nice, but we need boots on the ground folks. Instead of cutting boxes in the water fighting an imaginary drug war, we should be in Japan doing something useful.

  5. Capt. Ito says:

    Thank you very much for your kind words. My close friends in the ito have also encouraged us. We, JCG, will do our best in this ordeal and contribute to recovery of the country. The threat of a devastating tsunami and our experiences in this mission will surely come up at the forthcoming meeting of the NPCGF. Thank you again, Admiral.

  6. PRTaisho says:

    Words of support are nice, prayers are nice, but ACTION speaks louder than words. . How many men/women, search and rescue teams are on site (Japan) doing the necessary things? Show those pictures on your blog. . .!

  7. Kenneth P Caldera says:

    Wow ! God Bless, Japan and Rapid recovery. Our prayers are with you…

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much for all your support. I believe we are and always will be the best TOMODACHI.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much for your kind words of sympathy.
    JCG is still acting with all our force.
    In order to secure the transportation route for reliefs, our main activities are shifting from SAR to recovery of the function of ports.
    In any case, we will keep doing our best.

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  11. GUEST says:

    Please tell me that you are kidding when you said an “imaginary” drug war…
    Japan is not a third world country, they do not need as much of our help as another place such as Haiti. Also, the radiation levels are a bit too much for us to go put our boots on the ground and expect great results from this.

  12. mark reynolds says:

    The president in a condolence letter on behalf of his family, the Government and people of Nigeria, expressed heartfelt condolences to Justice Katsina-Alu and members of his family.