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BA-494
« on: October 18, 2019, 09:50:34 AM »
Navy deploys newly acquired MPACs to Mindanao

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Sangley Point, Cavite City – The Philippine Navy, through the Philippine Fleet, deployed three of the newly acquired Multi-Purpose Attack Craft Mark III to Naval Operating Forces in a send-off ceremony at Captain Moya Boat Landing here Wednesday, October 16.

These MPACs are part of the recently activated Fourth Boat Attack Division of the Littoral Combat Force. One will be assigned under the operational control of Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao while the other two is underway to Naval Forces Western Mindanao in support of the ongoing anti-kidnapping operations of the AFP in the area.

In his remarks, the deputy commander of Philippine Fleet, Commo. Wilfredo Burgunio gave emphasis on the value of naval vessels in the Naval Operating Forces as he graced the ceremony. He further reminded the departing sailors to “continue making the Navy proud as you serve the Naval Operating Forces as well as the civilian populace who will need your service in the area and as you perform your duties”.

These brand new, highly maneuverable fast crafts play a crucial role in strengthening the country’s littoral defense and improve maritime interdiction capability. Like their missile-capable predecessors, these MPACs will soon be equipped with machine gun and missile systems, making them more lethal and capable of delivering precision fire against the enemies within the littoral.

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Re: BA-494
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 02:22:54 PM »
PS36 and BA 494 transport relief goods to Balut Island

https://www.facebook.com/navalforceseasternmindanao/posts/1775829279226585

Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao through BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS36) and Multi-purpose Attack Craft (BA 494) in coordination with Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG),Davao Occidental transported a total of 6, 422 relief goods to Balut Island last June 9-11, 2020.

The said relief goods were loaded to PS36 utilizing the San Miguel Coal Power Plant (SMCPP) pier last June 9, 2020. Aside from the relief goods, the working party composed of uniformed personnel from Provincial Government Office (PGO) of Davao Occidental; Provincial Social Welfare & Development (PSWD) – Davao Occidental; 73IB, 10ID, Phil Army; PNP (DOCPMFC) and Malita BFP were accomodated.

In order to have an organize, systematic and safe conduct of the activity, Commodore Antonio C Palces AFP, Commander, Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao activated Naval Task Group (NTG) Sarangani. Said NTG compose of BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS36) under the command of Commander Lemar R Dela Calzada PN(GSC) and Multi-Purpose Attack Craft (BA 494) under of its Officer-in-Charge Lieutenant Junior Grade Reymart U Daduya PN.

The NTG Sarangani arrived at Balut Island in the early morning of June 10, 2020, and immediately started unloading the goods utilizing the Ambulance boat of the municipality of Sarangani for ship-to-shore movement of cargoes and passengers.

On the other hand, BA 494 ferried DILG Provincial Director Debbie T Torres together with 14 LGU Personnel from SMCPP Pier, Malita to Port of Mabila to fetch Hon Virginia Cawa, Sarangani Municipal Mayor for the supervision of distribution of relief packs to recepient barangays of Balut Island.

The mission was officially terminated upon disembarkation of the LGUs back to SMCPP, Malita, Davao Occidental in the afternoon of June 11.

This was indeed another opportune time for Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM) to be instrumental in the successful accomplishment of the mission of our LGUs especially in the immediate safe and expedient transport of food packs and ferry of personnel. This endeavor gave assurance that NFEM is always ready to respond and serve our Filipino people not only in Territorial Defense Operation (TDO) but also in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) Operations.

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