Indonesian-made ship is newest addition to Philippine Navy
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Navy has welcomed a second Indonesian-made amphibious landing dock as part of the military’s modernization program.
The new ship named BRP Davao del Sur arrived at Manila’s South Harbor on Wednesday to a ceremony led by Rear Adm. Gaudencio Collado Jr., commander of the Philippine Fleet.
Navy spokesman Capt. Lued Lincuna said the delivery completes a 3.8 billion peso ($76 million) procurement of two such vessels from Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia.
The ship sailed from Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, with 120 Filipino sailors and a 10-man Indonesian delivery crew.
The first Indonesian-made ship has already taken part in missions in the Philippines.
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