The BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16), one of the most capable warships of the Philippine Navy and its AgustaWestland AW-109 helicopter detachment, will be paying a port visit to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam from July 11 to 15.
Navy Spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said this activity is to demonstrate their sincere show of support to Vietnam People’s Navy and send a strong message of cooperation between the two navies to the regional/international community.
Send-off ceremonies for the ship and the estimated 200 crewmen, surface warfare students, medical teams and Naval Special Operations Teams aboard will take place on July 8, 9 a.m. at Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila.
The BRP Ramon Alcaraz is the sister-ship of the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15). Both vessels are ex-Hamilton class cutters acquired from the US.
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