The Philippine Navy contingent currently in Russia for a goodwill visit headed by Naval Task Force 87 head Captain Florante N. Gagua visited one of the Russian Pacific Fleet diesel submarines on October 3.
The Russian submarine, Komsomolsk-on-Amu 877 was positioned near the location where the BRP Tarlac (LD601) was docked.
“Some Philippine Navy personnel were able to witness how the said submarine was positioned into her present station,” the Philippine Navy said.
“Together with the selected and privileged members of the PN contingent are the media personnel from the Philippines who were also allowed to visit the submarine. The event started around 2:00 O’clock and ended at 4:00 O’clock in the afternoon (local time). A total of 24 personnel (16 military and 8 civilian) benefited the said tour,” it added.
They were toured in different places of the submarine and the last place that was visited was the officers’ dining area or the wardroom. “Simple refreshment and exchanges of memento between the Commander Naval Task Force and the Commanding Officer of the Ship were also conducted before the tour ended,” the Navy said.