Philippines sends ship for Russian naval parade

The Philippine Navy sent off BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) to attend the Russian Navy Day naval parade on July 28 in Vladivostok, Russia.

The send-off ceremony was held at Pier 13, Manila South Harbor, July 15.

A 300-man naval contingent and one helicopter detachment consisting of an AW-109 AgustaWestland with its flight crew and maintenance personnel are aboard BRP Davao del Sur.

This is the second time that the Philippine Navy has deployed ship to Russia. The first one was in October 2018 when the Philippine Navy sent BRP Tarlac (LD-601).