Taiwan acquires 2nd Tuo Chiang-class catamaran missile corvette

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The Republic of China Navy (ROCN), commonly regarded as the Taiwanese Navy, has acquired its second Tuo Chiang-class missile corvette in a formal ceremony. The ROCN received the corvette Ta Chiang (619) during ceremonies held on July 27, 2021 at Lung Teh Shipbuilding’s facility in Suao, Yilan County, with Taiwanese Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng presiding.… Continue reading Taiwan acquires 2nd Tuo Chiang-class catamaran missile corvette

16th Pacific Partnership mission begins in Manila

USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9) sits along the pier in Manila after disembarking the Pacific Partnership 2021 team. (U.S. Navy/MCC Joseph R. Vincent)

Pacific Partnership 21, the annual US-led multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific, kicked off with a medical subject matter expert exchange at Manila Naval Hospital, July 28. The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9) arrived at the mission port July 14, where… Continue reading 16th Pacific Partnership mission begins in Manila

MakatiMed Foundation pays courtesy on the Navy chief, donates COVID-19 medical kits

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Delegates from the (tag) Makati Medical Center Foundation paid a courtesy call on Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado, Philippine Navy Flag Officer In Command, at the PN headquarters on July 30, and then handed over the donated pandemic wellness kits to be used by the Command in its ongoing response to COVID-19. Medical and disaster response goods… Continue reading MakatiMed Foundation pays courtesy on the Navy chief, donates COVID-19 medical kits

Navy men, fishermen work together to save 17 people off the coast of Sulu

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On Thursday and Friday, the Naval Task Group (NTG) – Sulu rescued seventeen persons when their wooden sailboat capsized owing to bad weather caused by localized thunderstorms off the coast of Sulu. Two others, on the other hand, died. The victims were rescued one nautical mile northeast of Bakungan Island, Patikul; Sitio Undanan, Barangay Kan… Continue reading Navy men, fishermen work together to save 17 people off the coast of Sulu

Navy rescues passengers and crew of a distressed boat in Basilan

The Naval Forces Western Mindanao aided in the quick rescue of people from a stricken boat in the waters off Basilan on January 13, 2021. Mr. Reymar Wee, of Tubig Putih, Luuk, Sulu, called the Naval Task Group Sulu to report an incident involving his motor launch in the waters off Lampinigan Island, Isabela City,… Continue reading Navy rescues passengers and crew of a distressed boat in Basilan

Abu Sayyaff Group member yields to Marine troops in Sulu

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On Monday, December 28, 2020, another member of the recognized terrorist group Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) surrendered to Marine soldiers from Marine Battalion Landing Team-1 of Naval Task Group Sulu/ 4th Marine Brigade in Panamao, Sulu. Akri Bauddin Abdulhamsi, who was purportedly linked to the late ASG Sub-leader Hairula Abduraja, was recognized by Marine Intelligence… Continue reading Abu Sayyaff Group member yields to Marine troops in Sulu

Smuggled goods flagged up in Maguindanao by Philippine Marine troops

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The Marine Battalion Landing Team-5 of the Naval Task Group Central/ 1st Marine Brigade (1MBDE) seized an elf truck with unregistered cigarettes worth P1.4 million in Barangay Sapad, Matanog, Maguindanao on December 26, 2020. The white Isuzu elf truck with temporary plate number 1230 112145 was flagged down by Marine Troops executing combined AFP-PNP mobile… Continue reading Smuggled goods flagged up in Maguindanao by Philippine Marine troops

Philippine Navy inspection team approves BRP Antonio Luna

BRP Antonio Luna (FF151), the Philippine Navy’s second frigate, has completed its sea acceptance trials, which culminated in a series of warfare capability demonstrations off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea, from December 14 to 18, 2020. After personally observing the warship’s performance during the sea trials, Rear Admiral Alberto B. Carlos, the chairman of the… Continue reading Philippine Navy inspection team approves BRP Antonio Luna