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FRIENDLY FORCES  |  BRP Tarlac escorted by Japanese and Chinese Coast Guard at East China Sea

ON BOARD BRP TARLAC (DWDD) – On the fourth (4th) day of their historic voyage to Vladivostok, Russia, Philippine Navy ship BRP Tarlac (LD601) was escorted by “friendly forces” along the East China Sea.

China and Japan Coast Guard
China Coast guard
Japan Coast Guard

In a report by the DWDD News Team, a little over 8:00 AM on September 24, the PN ship was escorted by Chinese and Japanese Coast Guard vessels.

The event is a manifestation of the countries strong military and diplomatic ties with China and Japan.

According to a Navy official, the effort of the Coast Guard of both countries to escort our ship is a normal activity and tradition given to passing and visiting foreign ships.

Upon arrival in Vladivostok, Russia, Naval task Force 87 will have a series of shore activities namely: a Russian Navy hosted reception; sports competition; reciprocal shipboard tours; a PN hosted reception; visit to a Russian Diesel submarine facilities; a visit to the 155th Marine Brigade Headquarters; and then rounded up by City Tours and capped off by a Farewell ceremony.

Meanwhile, after their port visit to Vladivostok, will have a brief visit to Jeju, South Korea. The visit would include: a Welcoming event; a Pass in Review; a sports day; the conduct of Open ship; a Fellowship with the Filipino Community; a Foreign Captain Luncheon; an IFR celebratory performance; a Worldwide Parade; a Combined voluntary service; a Farewell dinner and Friendship night; and the event will be capped by a  Maritime Defense Industry Exhibit and the eventual from Jeju Island and then back to the Philippines. AES / LC / Photos by Ssg Sablon PAF

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