BRP Andres Bonifacio arrives in South Korea for the ASEAN Maritime Exercises

BRP Andres Bonifacio arrives in South Korea for the ASEAN Maritime Exercises

The Philippine Navy with its already lean floating assets will still participate in this year’s ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting – Plus (ADMM-Plus) Maritime Security Field Training Exercise 2019.In Busan, South Korea. 

The BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS-17),one of the three ex-United States of America Coast Guard Cutter has arrived in Busan, South Korea for the ADMM-Plus exercises.

BRP Andres Bonifacio, is currently docked at the Busan Naval Base Pier, along with the contingent consisting of Naval Task Group 80.6 headed by Capt. Roy Vincent Trinidad,according to Navy spokesperson Captain Jonathan Zata.

BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS-17) (photo credit to owner)

"This is considered the second time in recent memory that a Philippine Navy vessel went to South Korea, the first being the historic visit held last October 2018 in Jeju Island," the PN spokesperson said.

Zata said the ship and all personnel aboard were warmly received by the Republic of Korea Navy.
Capt. Trinidad, in his arrival statement , said the Philippine Navy’s participation in the ADMM-Plus demonstrates the Command’s commitment to work with other ASEAN and partner navies in a multilateral environment.

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Report from PNA

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