The Philippine Navy (PN) on Monday will welcome home the strategic sealift vessel BRP Tarlac (LD-601) and her 300-man contingent following the historic visit to Vladivostok, Russia and Jeju Island, South Korea early this month.
The arrival ceremony will take place at Pier 15, South Harbor, Manila at about 1 p.m., Commander Jonathan Zata, Navy spokesperson, said in a message Friday.
BRP Tarlac left Manila on Sept. 21 for Vladivostok for her first-ever visit to Russia on October 1-6. She arrived in Jeju on Oct. 12 and left the island’s Cruise Pier on Oct. 16 for her voyage home.
The 300-man naval contingent on BRP Tarlac is composed of members of the Naval Special Operations Group, the Philippine Marine Corps, the Technical and Administrative Services, the Naval Reserve Command, and a Helicopter Detachment Afloat from the Naval Air Group.
These port visits show the PN’s commitment in promoting multilateral cooperation aside from maintaining and strengthening Navy-to-Navy relations to validate friendship and cooperative engagement with its counterparts in other countries, the PN said. (PNA)