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🗓 May 15, 2019

Changi, Singapore–The Philippine Navy (PN), along with other ASEAN and regional navies, successfully concluded the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise (ADMM-Plus MARSEC FTX) 2019at the Fleet Headquarters, RSS Singapura, in naval base here Monday, May 13.

PN patrol ship, BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS17) joined 18 other warships, 10 aircrafts and over 1,500 personnel during this exercise conducted in the waters off Busan and eastern Singapore from April 29 to May 13. ADMM-Plus MARSEC FTX 2019 was co-chaired by the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Singapore.

Participating navies arrived at Changi Naval Base last May 12, after a weeklong transit from ROK to Singapore. The second part of the ADMM-Plus MARSEC FTX 2019 took place with Singapore Navy as co-host. On this phase, an exercise on information-sharing to track vessels of interest was conducted plus cross deck landings and replenishment at sea drills

Australia, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam joined in the second part of this exercise where a Photo Exercise (PHOTEX) culminated the activity.

Singaporean Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Melvyn Ong, presided the closing ceremony. In his speech, he thanked all the participants for the commitment rendered in this exercise which “reflects the abiding value of the ADMM-Plus to regional security with the aim to strengthen peace and stability in the region. This year’s exercise continues with the same aim of focusing on practical cooperation; build up trust and confidence within the ADMM plus navies.”

“This is an opportunity for us to strengthen the security and peace and maintain cooperation in the region. Today, all of us are to remain committed to peace and stability, to secure these rules based maritime waters reinforced by practical cooperation,”

On the part of the PN, contingent head Capt. Roy Vincent Trinidad proudly uttered that “The Philippine Navy had achieved its goal in this exercise. We were able to enhance our maritime operational capability to multilateral level thereby increasing our readiness

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