BRP Emilio Liwanag joins Memorial Rites at Sea for maritime week

Philippine Navy BRP Emilio Liwanag (PC118) joined the Memorial Rites at Sea in line with the week-long celebration of National Maritime Week at Sarangani Bay, 2.6 nautical miles off the coast of General Santos City last September 26, 2020.

PC118 photo via Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao

This year’s theme adopts the World Maritime Day 2020 theme “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet”.

The activity was highlighted with the Blessing of the Sea ceremony, Flower Offering, and Manning the Rail conducted by BRP Emilio Liwanag (PC118).

Furthermore, the activity was also attended by the representatives from Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Region XII, Oblates of Notre Dame (OND) HESED Foundation Inc, Philippine Coast Guard, Commercial Fishing Vessels,and Maritime Industry. Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao