2 Philippine Navy ships join Pacific Rim exercise


Michael Punongbayan 


Philippine Star


 June 25, 2018


Two of the Philippine Navy’s biggest ships joined the United States, Japanese, Indian and Singaporean navies yesterday in a formation exercise as the vessels sailed as a group to participate in this year’s Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in Hawaii. The BRP Davao Del Sur and BRP Andres Bonifacio, with a 700-man contingent, linked up with its counterpart foreign ships while passing through Johnson Atoll, a deserted 1,300-hectare atoll in the North Pacific Ocean located about 750 nautical miles southwest of Hawaii.