Philippine Navy warship patrols, renders assistance to Panguan Island residents

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Under the direction of Naval Task Force 61 of Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM), BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS17) conducted sovereignty patrols in the Tawi-Tawi group of islands, including Panguan Island, the “last southwestern island frontier of the Philippines,” in keeping with the Philippine Navy’s mandate of preserving the integrity of our territories and protecting every… Continue reading Philippine Navy warship patrols, renders assistance to Panguan Island residents

More landing crafts loaded with much-needed relief items arrive in Siargao Island

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The BRP Iwak arrived in the afternoon of December 22 on Typhoon Odette-devastated Dapa, Siargao Island. The Navy ship carried various relief products from the Office of the Vice President, Naval Task Group NCR, Jam Pinaroc, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., and other relief goods consolidated from the Philippine Fleet’s various units, non-governmental organizations, and private… Continue reading More landing crafts loaded with much-needed relief items arrive in Siargao Island

Philippine Navy concludes 5-day Exercise Pagsisikap 2021 with amphibious operations in Sulu

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The Philippine Navy through the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) completed the 5-day Exercise Pagsisikap 2021 with an Amphibious raid and landing at the White Beach of barangay Bulangsi in Panamao, Sulu on October 29, 2021. The amphibious operations, according to the NFWM PAO, used two (2) Landing Crafts and four (4) Amphibious Assault Vehicles… Continue reading Philippine Navy concludes 5-day Exercise Pagsisikap 2021 with amphibious operations in Sulu

Philippine Navy successfully tested its Spike ER missile in Exercise Pagsisikap 2021

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The Philippine Navy’s Spike ER missile was successfully tested by Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) from one of the 3rd Boat Attack Division’s Multi-Purpose Attack Crafts (MPAC) during Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) events near 17.8 nautical miles south west of Salkulakit Island, Basilan Province on October 28, 2021. From a distance of 4 kilometers,… Continue reading Philippine Navy successfully tested its Spike ER missile in Exercise Pagsisikap 2021

Navy rescues 2 Malaysian nationals, 2 Filipinos from a capsized speed boat in seawaters off Tawi-Tawi

Naval Forces Western Mindanao through its Naval Task Force 61’s 3rd Boat Attack Division rescued four (4) passengers of a capsized speedboat in the vicinity of the seawaters off Sibutu Passage, Tawi-Tawi province in the morning of October 8, 2021. Littoral Monitoring Station (LMS) Bongao received an information from bulk carrier W-Raptor which was traversing… Continue reading Navy rescues 2 Malaysian nationals, 2 Filipinos from a capsized speed boat in seawaters off Tawi-Tawi

Navy saves 13 passengers, crew members from distressed ship off Tawi-Tawi coast

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Naval Forces Western Mindanao through its Naval Task Force-61’s 3rd Boat Attack Division on Friday, September 10, 2021, rescued 13 passengers and crew of a distressed vessel in the seawaters off Tawi-Tawi province. Early in the morning, the Littoral Monitoring Station (LMS) Bongao detected a troubled vessel somewhere off the coast of the island province… Continue reading Navy saves 13 passengers, crew members from distressed ship off Tawi-Tawi coast

Philippine Navy confiscates P29-M contraband cigarettes near Tawi-Tawi town

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A top navy official stated on Friday that the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) captured P29 million worth of illegal cigarettes off the waters of Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, earlier this week through the Naval Task Force-61. The contraband was intercepted near the island settlement on the evening of August 23, according to NFWM commander Rear Adm.… Continue reading Philippine Navy confiscates P29-M contraband cigarettes near Tawi-Tawi town

Navy apprehends cargo carrying contraband cigarettes in Basilan

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The joint forces of Naval Task Force (NTF) 61 and Naval Special Operations Unit (NAVSOU) 6 seized almost a thousand boxes of illegal cigarettes onboard the vessel M/L AL Ayessa off the coast of Pilas Island, Basilan on Wednesday night, July 28, 2021. On the basis of actionable intelligence acquired by the Naval Intelligence and… Continue reading Navy apprehends cargo carrying contraband cigarettes in Basilan

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