The Daily Manila Shimbun


Three multi-purpose attack craft commissioned to Navy

May 22, 2017

Three multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) units with provisions for missile armament were formally commissioned into Philippine Navy service in a ceremony in Cavite City on Monday morning. In a text message to the Daily Manila Shimbun, Lt. Sahirul Taib, Philippine Fleet spokesperson, said three MPAC with bow numbers BA-488, BA-489 and BA-491 were formally turned over to the Philippine Navy in a ceremony at the Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point in Cavite around 8 am. He said the ceremony was led by Rear Admiral Gaudencio Collado, Philippine Fleet Commander, who served as presiding officer and keynote speaker. Captain Lued Lincuna, Philippine Navy spokesman, said a send-off ceremony for the three newly commissioned vessels of the 3rd Boat Attack Division of the Philippine Fleet’s Littoral Combat Force was conducted in Cavite. He said the send-off ceremony was held before their departure going to Davao City to participate at the 119th Philippine Navy anniversary celebration in Sasa Wharf on May 31, 2017. (Robina Asido/DMS)