The Western Command Armed Forces of the Philippines successfully conducted a reprovisioning mission to BRP Sierra Madre (LS57) to replenish the supplies and materials needed by its crew on August 2, 2022.
Escorting the reprovisioning boat were the Philippine Coast Guard’s newest Multi-Role Response Vessel (MRRV), the BRP Teresa Magbanua MRRV 9701 and BRP Malapascua MRRV 4403.
“I am very pleased with the smooth conduct of our resupply run to Ayungin Shoal. We hope that we can sustain this effort aimed at promoting harmonious relations in the West Philippine Sea among claimant countries.” VAdm Alberto Carlos, Commander of the AFP’s Western Command (WESCOM) said.
“These logistic runs cannot stop. We must ensure our continuing support to the morale and welfare of our troops. Standing watch on distant and isolated islands is one of the most difficult duties a soldier can endure. The least we can do is to ensure sustained support to their requirements,” Carlos added. — PN