Fresh from its participation in the "Kakadu 2014" in Australia, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), the country's most modern warship, is now at the Surabaya Naval Base in Indonesia for a three-day port visit which is designed to promote naval diplomacy, camaraderie and foster goodwill with the Indonesian Navy.
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In this regard, Fleet-Marine Ready Force chief Commodore Jorge F. Amba, Sealift and Amphibious Force head Capt. Narciso Vingson, Naval Task Force 80 chief Capt. Albert A. Mogol, and BRP Ramon Alcaraz commanding officer Capt. Ernesto O. Baldovino rendered courtesy calls on Indonesian military heads,
Likewise, the group will pay a visit to PT PAL Shipyard where one of the Philippine Navy's strategic sealift vessels is being built.
The PN will also be hosting a dinner reception for the Indonesian counterparts and Filipino community on board BRP Ramon Alcaraz.
The ship will be open for tour during its stay in
Earlier this year, Alcaraz’s sister ship BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF-15) was also sent to
Three months after that, an Indonesian warship KRI Banjarmasin arrived in
These frequent interactions between the navies of the two countries manifest their commitment in enhancing ties and friendship in order to promote peace, security and partnership to advance their common interests.
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