The Commander Philippine Fleet conducted an ocular inspection of the decommissioned vessels and crafts at Naval Base Heracleo Alano on May 5, 2021.
The said decommissioned vessels and crafts includes BRP Salvador Abcede (PC114), BRP Emilio Liwanag (PC118), BRP Bienvenido Salting (PC112), PC282, PC281, PB317, PB354, PB320, PB343, PB340, PB338, PB352, PB333, PB341, PB349, PB361, PB346, PB321, PB322, BRP Pangasinan (PS31), BRP Boni Serrano (PC111), BRP Nicolas Mahusay (PC119), BRP Quezon (PS70), BRP Cebu (PS28), BRP Rizal (PS74), BRP Sultan Kudarat (PS22), and AO81.
During the ocular inspection, Rear Adm. Carlos was warmly welcomed by the former Commanding Officers of the said vessels and crafts.
During the inspection Rear Adm Carlos scrutinized the completeness of the process of stripping the vessels’ essential equipment. He also verified the availability of the functioning vessels and crafts as well as the disposition of its Officers and men.
Notably, these vessels and crafts participated in various naval exercises, undertook missions ranging from combat missions to humanitarian assistance and disaster response which yielded for each vessel numerous awards and accolades.
They are now being maintained to serve as shinning examples of our Navy’s history.
The event was conducted strict adherence to health protocols that are implemented by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID). PHILIPPINE FLEET