October 1, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today in Vladivostok, with the first business trip in history, the landing ship-dock (DVKD) “Tarlac” of the Navy of the Philippines arrived.
The mooring of the ship at the main pier of the Pacific Fleet in the Golden Horn Bay was provided by tugs of a detachment of ships providing the main naval base.
On behalf of the Pacific Fleet Command, Filipino sailors were welcomed by the temporary commander of the combination of surface ships of the fleet, Captain 1st Rank Dmitry Pashenyuk. By tradition, girls in Russian national costumes were given bread and salt to guests.
The Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines in the Russian Federation, Carlos Sorret, attended the official welcoming ceremony for the ship in Vladivostok.
Speaking at a press briefing to the media representatives, the senior commander of the Philippines Naval Task Force, Captain 1st Rank Florantte Narola Gagua, on board the Tarlak commando fleet, noted that this historic visit is very important for seafarers of the two countries, and it will undoubtedly further strengthen cooperation between fleets of Russia and the Philippines.
The ship – the host of the visit is the squadron destroyer “Bystriy.”
During the stay in Vladivostok, the Philippine sailors are scheduled to hold protocol meetings with the command of the Pacific Fleet and the head of the administration of the capital of Primorye.
The Philippine Navy sailors will visit the Pacific Fleet sites, visit Vladivostok memorials, take part in friendly volleyball and futsal tournaments.
The visit of the Philippine warship will end on October 6.