U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Manila for trilatera
(From right) Capt. Brian Krautler, commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752), Capt. Antonio Sontillanosa, commanding officer of Philippine Coast Guard vessel BRP Melchora Aquino (MRRV-9702) and Capt. Toru Imai, commanding officer of Japan Coast Guard Vessel Akitsushima (PLH 32), stand together arm-in-arm at a ceremony in Manila, Philippines, marking the beginning of a multi-day trilateral engagement June 1, 2023. Stratton deployed to the Western Pacific to conduct engagements with regional allies and partner nations, reinforcing a rules-based order in the maritime domain. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matt Masaschi)