PN to deploy 3 ships to transport supplies to ‘Ruby’ affected provinces

By , on December 8, 2014


Repacked relief goods from the DSWD aboard Philippine Navy Vessel BRP Dagupan City (LC-551), for transport to LGUs hit by 'Ruby' (Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines)
Repacked relief goods from the DSWD aboard Philippine Navy Vessel BRP Dagupan City (LC-551), for transport to LGUs hit by ‘Ruby’ (Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines)

MANILA — The Philippine Navy (PN) on Monday announced that it will be deploying three ships to help in the ongoing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) being done for Typhoon “Ruby” victims.

The ships will deliver and transport much needed relief goods and equipment, Navy public affairs office chief Lt. Cmdr. Marineth Domingo said.

One of the vessels, the BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS-36), is already loaded with 33 tons of assorted relief goods, and currently docked at Puerto Princesa City, Palawan waiting for orders to head for the towns of Cuyo, Magsaysay, and Agutaya Islands in northern Palawan.

Meanwhile, loading of relief goods on board BRP Dagupan City (LC-551) and BRP Benguet (LT-507) which can accommodate seven thousand tons and four thousand tons of cargoes, respectively, is still ongoing.

LC-551 is currently docked in Sangley Point, Cavite City and will procced to Romblon and Oriental Mindoro upon completion of cargo loading.

On the other hand, LT-507 is docked at the Captain Veloso Pier in Mactan, Cebu and will head for Tacloban City once all her cargo is loaded.

The PN thru Civil Military Operation Group (CMOG) and CMO-Units all over the country is now accepting relief goods from different agencies/individuals who want to share something for their fellowmen severely affected by the calamity.

“The PN in addition to its tasks for internal and external security shall be an active partner of government in disaster response and relief operations,” Domingo said.