BRP Tarlac to arrive in SoKor Friday

MANILAStrategic sealift vessel, BRP Tarlac (LD-601), fresh from a six-day port call in Vladivostok, Russia, is expected to arrive off Jeju Island in South Korea on Friday to participate in the International Fleet Review (IFR).

The IFR started on Wednesday and will end on Oct. 15.

Commander Jonathan Zata, Navy spokesperson, said the BRP Tarlac left Vladivostok, Russia around 10:13 p.m. Tuesday.

"They are scheduled to arrive by tomorrow (Friday) in Jeju," he added.

BRP Tarlac made its first-ever port visit in Russia from Oct. 1 to 6.

It left Manila South Harbor for its Russian trip last Sept. 21.

Zata earlier said the ship and its crew will participate in sea and shore activities related to the IFR.

"This is the first time the PN sends its ship to participate in this activity in South Korea," he said. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency