Subic Bay Freeport – The Royal Navy vessels, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Anzac (FFH150), A Long Range Guided Missile Frigate and HMAS Success (OR304), an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) vessel, arrived here earlier today for a goodwill visit until Sunday, April 15.
The Auxillary Oiler Replenishment vessel HMAS Success (OR 304) of the Royal Australian Navy maneuvers as the long range Guided Missile Frigate the HMAS HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) sail past in the background during their arrival in Subic Bay Freeport zone Thursday morning (Apr. 12) for a four day goodwill visit.
Philippine Navy (PN) vessel BRP Emilio Jacinto (PS35) rendered customary meeting procedures at the vicinity of Morong, Bataan and escorted the vessels to its designated anchorage area. Designated Officer- in- Attendance as Flag Officer-In-Command PN representative accorded the visiting navy welcome ceremony upon arrival followed by a port briefing related health and security aboard HMAS Success.
Crewmembers of the Auxillary Oiler Replenishment vessel HMAS Success (OR 304) of the Royal Australian Navy check their ship docked along side the replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200), a support ship of the United State Navy, as the Australian Navy ship arrives in Subic Bay Freeport zone Thursday morning (Apr. 12) for a four day goodwill visit.
The defense Attache’ of Australia to the Philippines, Capt. Bradly White, along with the two commanding officers of the visiting vessel, Cmdr. Michael Devine, Commanding Officer of HMAS Anzac and Cmdr. Grant Zilko, skipper of HMAS Success is schedule to have a courtesy call to the Commander, Naval Education and Training Command, Rear Admiral Allan Ferdinand V. Cusi AFP.
There will be the series of engagement between the two navies. There will be luncheon aboard HMAS Anzac with invited key personnel and goodwill games followed by a boodle fight between PN and RAN counterparts. A send-off ceremony with customary Passing Exercise (PASSEX) will cap off the goodwill visit, which includes a Replenishment-At-Sea operation with PN personnel invited to board RAN Ships to observe the evolution.
This visit further strengthens the relationship between the two navies and fortifies the PN’s firm commitment of maintaining good relationship. (Dante M. Salvana)