PH ships in Thailand for Asean naval drill
BRP Tarlac ( LD-601) and the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15), the country’s participants to the Asean Multilateral Naval Exercises 2017 (AMNEX), docked at the Chuk Samet Port in Chonburi District, Thailand Monday.
The first-ever multilateral naval exercise conducted by Asean is scheduled from November 13 to 22.
Capt. Donn Anthony L. Miraflor, Naval Task Group 80.5 Commander, said BRP Tarlac, the Philippine Navy’s largest vessel to date, is carrying an AgustaWestland AW-109 combat utility helicopter.
All 10 Asean member states and nine non-Asean countries will be participating in the naval drills which will be held at Sattahip and Pattaya Bay in Thailand.
Miraflor said the exercises are in conjunction with the International Fleet Review hosted by the Royal Thai Navy The PN contingent headed by Commodore Albert A. Mogol of the Fleet-Marine Ready Force.
The PN contingent also consist of the Naval Task Group 80.5, Naval Special Operation Group and Civil-Military Operation, among others.
DISPUTED SEA. This photo taken on April 21, 2017 shows an aerial shot of a reef in the disputed Spratly islands.