BRP Tarlac opens door for Palawan residents

On Thursday, January 11, Philippine Navy’s first Tarlac-class landing dock vessel Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Tarlac (LD-601) opened its doors for residents of Palawan.

Philippine Navy Naval Forces West (NFW) said BRP Tarlac arrived in Puerto Princesa City on January 10 for a three-day port call as part of the vessel’s first logistics run mission for this year.

“BRP Tarlac was loaded with logistical supplies for the 3rd Marine Brigade and its Battalions in Northern and Southern Palawan, operational supplies for the Naval Special Operations Unit-4, and cargoes for the ships in [NFW area of responsibility],” NFW said.

BRP Tarlac opens door for Palawan residents, January 11, 2018. Naval Forces West photo

“All of these are necessary as the PN units and personnel conduct their mandated duty of promoting peace in the province of Palawan,” NFW added.

Currently, there are two Tarlac-class landing dock vessels in Philippine Navy service. BRP Davao del Sur is the second vessel in class commissioned in May 2017. BRP Tarlac was commissioned in June 2016.

BRP Tarlac arrives in Puerto Princesa City, January 10. Naval Forces West photo

Both Tarlac-class landing dock vessels are operating under the Sealift Amphibious Force of Philippine Navy’s Philippine Fleet.