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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #105 on: January 28, 2020, 03:38:05 AM »
Middle East-bound PH Navy ships on its historical mark in Sri Lanka

https://www.facebook.com/BRPDavaodelSurLD602Official/posts/2769867669767853

Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka – The Philippine Navy (PN) vessels, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16) and BRP Davao Del Sur (LD602) made its first historical mark as it made its stop here, at the East Container Terminal in The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, January 26, Sunday noontime.

Read more: https://navy.mil.ph/pn_web_news.php?news_id=2062

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #106 on: February 09, 2020, 12:13:36 AM »
PH naval contingent for Mideast evacuation now in Oman
By Priam Nepomuceno  February 6, 2020, 10:56 am

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1093073

MANILA -- The Philippine Navy (PN) on Thursday said the strategic sealift vessel BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602) and offshore patrol ship BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16), which are tasked to evacuate Filipino overseas workers in the Middle East, finally arrived and docked off Muscat, Oman Wednesday afternoon.

Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, PN public affairs office chief, said the two ships carrying the contingent of Naval Task Force (NTF) 82 safely arrived at the Sultan Qaboos Port in Muscat.

Mission head Marine Col. Noel Beleran, along with the commanding officers of the two PN ships, immediately made a courtesy call on Philippine Ambassador to Oman Narciso Castañeda.

Roxas said the two ships will serve as a sea-based platform for the government to process and facilitate the repatriation of displaced OFWs.

"Specifics and other details about the repatriation are expected to be finalized after the scheduled joint AFP-PNP command conference to be presided by the Commander-In-Chief, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in Malacañang on which NTF 82 will take part via video teleconferencing together with Ambassador Castañeda," she said.

Beleran said the PN contingent is "all safe and sound" upon arriving in Oman.

The contingent left Pier 13, Manila South Harbor last January 13 and made refueling and reprovisioning stop in Sri Lanka last week before heading for Oman.

"The troops are very happy and in high spirits, since this event serves as another milestone for our Navy that we can already transcend across the deep waters of the Indian Ocean or the Arabian Sea," he added.

Beleran said the sailors and marines "are ready to assist and support the government's effort in repatriating our unsung heroes, the OFWs in this Middle East conflict".

Roxas added that the safe arrival of the PN contingent in Oman signified the tangible means of the government's effort to ensure that OFWs will be safely repatriated to the Philippines, aside from showcasing the preparedness of Filipino navy ships in overseas deployment. (PNA)

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #107 on: April 24, 2020, 09:07:42 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10157420288757956

Navy ships in Oman depart, enroute to India for PPEs

MUSCAT, Oman – Philippine Navy (PN) ships, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16) and BRP Davao Del Sur (LD602), composing the Naval Task Force (NTF) 82 departed Port Sultan Qaboos here today, April 21 and commenced their journey back to Manila upon getting the green light from higher authorities.

The vessels will make brief stop at Port Cochin, India to pick-up personal protective equipment donated by a foreign private company in coordination with the Office of the Civil Defense, the government’s agency that is mandated to consolidate all donations to the national government and the Department of Health in this COVID 19 pandemic.











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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #108 on: May 13, 2020, 05:12:45 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rpdefense/permalink/2927870350632126/

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https://www.facebook.com/navalforceswest/posts/2955171671204347

Updated Statement on the fire incident aboard BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16)

BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16) was able to return to the Port of Cochin, India unassisted and is currently moored there. It undergoes damage assessment and systems evaluation in connection with the fire that broke out at the main engine room of the vessel with lube oil leakage as the apparent cause. Based on initial assessment, one of its main engines must undergo necessary repair to ensure the sea worthiness of the ship and safety of its crew prior its return voyage to the country.

The vessel will stay put to fully restore its operational status with the assistance of the United States Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Coordination is being made with NAVSEA and JUSMAG Philippines to work out with the repair requirements needed by the ship. PS16 was acquired from the US and still under the technical support program with them. Repair and restoration period is pegged at 21 days in consideration of the restraint due to COVID-19 but it may be shortened.

F2EN (Fireman Second Class Engineman) Alvin Aldecoa, who sustained superficial burn, is recovering in PS16 while F2MR (Fireman Second Class Machinery Repairman) Joemari Bag-o, who suffered second degree burns, was airlifted to a burn treatment facility at the Sanjivani Naval Hospital in INS Southern Naval Command for proper monitoring and medical treatment. Both sailors are in stable condition. Their families were already notified of their situation. All other personnel onboard PS16 are safe and secured.

Courses of action are now being undertaken to identify the extent of damage and its corresponding cost to repair. The ship's extended stay at port for the repair also provides ample time for the recovery of injured sailors, and to complete the hauling of the remaining 800 thousand pieces of donated facemasks.

Meanwhile, BRP Davao del Sur (LD602) continued its voyage back to the Philippines around 2 pm of May 9 with Filipino repatriates and 200,000 pieces of donated face masks. LD602 is expected to arrive at Manila South Harbor on May 23.

The Philippine Navy expresses its gratitude to the Indian Navy and its government for providing the support and assistance needed in this incident.

The swift reaction of our gallant sailors in this emergency situation bespoke professionalism and skill honed through regular training. This incident will not hamper us to do our mandated mission. Rest assured that safety is and always will be the number one priority of the Philippine Navy.
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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #109 on: May 28, 2020, 04:18:42 PM »
2 PH Navy ships stranded in India on way home
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQINQUIRER.net / 08:54 PM May 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines—Two Philippine Navy vessels delayed in coming home from India by different reasons have already left the port of Cochin, India on Wednesday (May 27) and are on their way to the Philippines.

The BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16) and BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) were supposed to return home to the Philippines on May 7 yet, after making a short stop in India to pick up stranded tourists and donations of personal protective equipment.

But fire broke out in the main engine room of BRP Ramon Alcaraz five hours after it left the port, forcing it to go back to India along with BRP Davao del Sur.

As the fire-damaged ship was being repaired, BRP Davao del Sur sailed alone on May 9, but a brewing storm, Amphan, forced her to go back to Cochin, India on May 11.

It said the Philippines’ defense cooperation agreement with India allowed Indian authorities to provide help in fixing the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, leading to the repair of the Philippine ship’s main propulsion engine, generators, auxiliary systems and other essential pieces of equipment.

The Philippine Navy statement said the “pandemic situation” made the transport by air of “material support from the US Naval Sea Systems Command” unavailable.

But experts and logistics, the Philippine Navy said, “will be available” at Subic Freeport when the Alcaraz arrives there.

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #110 on: June 14, 2020, 10:50:52 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/philippinenavy/posts/10157586934607956

Returning Navy contingent marks Independence Day on PH waters

MANILA BAY, Philippines - Sailors and marines composing the Naval Task Force (NTF) 82 under the Joint Task Force “Pagpauli” commemorated the 122nd Philippine Independence Day aboard BRP Davao Del Sur (LD602) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16) as they entered Manila Bay today after months of journey in the Middle East.

PS16 and LD602 sailed in formation with onboard personnel creating the human formation of figure 122 for a photo exercise captured from the embarked AW109 naval helicopter which also conducted flight deck operations or its take-off and landing on Davao Del Sur's surface while the ship was in motion.







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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #111 on: June 22, 2020, 03:51:32 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/inquirerdotnet/photos/a.10150441841044453/10159281341519453/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

Around 500 locally stranded individuals in Metro Manila board the BRP Davao Del Sur bound for Iloilo and Cebu, after they underwent rapid testing and disinfection. The ship will also transport PPE and medical equipment for Visayas region. RICHARD A. REYES/Philippine Daily Inquirer


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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #112 on: June 25, 2020, 04:25:21 PM »
nasa cebu na...

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Re: BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) - former Strategic Sealift Vessel 2
« Reply #113 on: July 05, 2020, 03:21:31 AM »
What the SSV would look like with an OTOMELARA turret forward.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAP_Pisco_(AMP-156)#/media/File:BAP_Pisco_(asignamiento).jpg