South Korea Navy bids farewell to BRP Tarlac, Philippine contingent

The Philippine Navy said that one of its landing dock Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Tarlac (LD601) departed Cruise Pier, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea at around 10:30 am October 16 for its voyage for Philippines after month-long overseas missions to Russia and Korea.

The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) rendered farewell ceremony for the departing Philippine Navy contingent.

“The 300-man contingent led by Capt Florante N Gagua PN (GSC), the Commander, Naval Task Force (NTF) 87 made goodwill visits in Vladivostok, Russia and in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. This is the fourth International Defense and Security Engagement (IDSE) activity that was conducted by the Philippine Navy this year,” the Philippine Navy said.

“Prior departure from Korea, ROK Navy representative, Capt Cho Incheol ROKN, the Chief of Staff of Naval Education and Training Group 8 and party boarded LD601 and had a short exchange of pleasantries and messages of goodwill with Filipino counterparts at the ship’s wardroom,” PN said.

“CNTF 87 expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy for the warm accommodation rendered by the ROKN counterparts,” it added.

BRP Tarlac is expected to arrive in the port of Manila on the third week of October.