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PH Navy warship to join naval drills in Indonesia

/ 11:34 PM April 26, 2018

The Philippine Navy’s warship BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) will join the naval drills in Indonesia next week.

A send-off ceremony is scheduled on Friday at the South Harbor in Manila.

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The warship is bound for Komodo Island where multilateral naval exercises with the Indonesian Navy will be held from May 4 to 9.

“Exercises Komodo is the third multilateral naval exercise that will be hosted by Indonesia Navy,” said Navy public affairs officer Capt. Lued Lincuna.

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The drills aim to strengthen the relationship of the participating navies and build a common understanding on humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.

The BRP Gregorio del Pilar, a former Hamilton-class high-endurance cutter of the United States Coast Guard, is the lead ship of her class. Her sister ships are BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) and BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17)./ee

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