Arrival of new warship delayed

The arrival of the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the second warship acquired by the Philippines from the United States, has been moved back again to August.

Arrival of new Phl warship delayed

MANILA, Philippines – The arrival of the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the second warship acquired by the Philippines from the United States, has been moved to August due to the need to conduct more training for its crew.

Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic said yesterday that the training of Filipino sailors and the refurbishment of the vessel are still ongoing.

“Their trainings are extensive, training in terms of equipment and shipboard evolution. The travel time takes about two months so it will arrive in August,” Fabic said in Filipino.

Defense officials previously said the BRP Alcaraz would arrive in the country by January or February this year. The schedule was pushed back to April, with officials citing the same reason – the need for Navy personnel to undergo training.

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Source: The Philippine Star.

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