The Philippine Navy (PN) warship, BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) with an embarked shipborne helicopter detachment departed from Foxtrot 3 Wharf, Guam Commercial Port, APRA Harbor, Guam, USA on Aug. 05 bound for Honolulu, Hawaii, USA to participate in the world’s premier and largest joint and combined naval exercise the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2020 (RIMPAC20).
PNH435 (AW109) headed by their Pilot-In-Command, LT DENVER RAMON PN, together with his Co-Pilot, LT LUCIEN CAIMAN PN spearheaded the ground run maintenance at the flight deck and subsequently 1-hour maintenance flight within the ship’s 3NM radius.
It’s a 9-day long travel experience for the contingent prior her arrival to Hawaii on Aug. 14, 2020.
Participation in RIMPAC20 will serve as a shakedown cruise for the newly acquired frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) to further test the ship’s seaworthiness and performance. NAVY.MIL.PH