Philippine Navy Naval Forces West (NAVFORWEST) conducted a rotation of troops and re-provisioning mission in detachments in West Philippines Sea from February 4 to 9.
A NAVFORWEST team, led by team leader Lieutenant Ronne Riel Grimpola, conducted the said mission which involved five Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) islands including Ayungin Shoal, Pag-asa Island, Parola Island, Kota Island and Panata Island.
Navy’s landing ship BRP Benguet (LS507) was utilized for the mission.
“The team NavForWest Mission team and the Outgoing KIG Personnel safely arrived at OBD Pier last 10 February 2019,” NAVFORWEST said.
“The awarding ceremony for the outgoing KIG Personnel will be on 18 February 2019 aboard Headquarters Western Command,” it addded.