Philippine Navy BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS36) and Indonesian Navy KRI-Terapang 648 have conducted coordinated maritime patrol.
The said coordinated patrol was part of the 4th Leg of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between the Philippine Navy and Indonesian Navy dubbed as CORPAT PHILINDO XXXIV-20.
The CORPAT was held 30 nautical miles northwest off Marore Island, Indonesia from December 18 to 19.
“Despite the adverse weather condition during the conduct of coordinated patrols, both navy contingents successfully accomplished the mission jibed the conduct of the following naval exercise activities: Communications Exercise, Semaphore Exercise, OOW Maneuver Exercise, Flaghoist Exercise, and Man Over Board Exercise,” Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao said.
Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao said that it also attained the objective of CORPAT PHILINDO XXXIV-20 which is to perform its mandated functions towards addressing security concerns that beset the maritime nation.