PN hopes BRP Ramon Alcaraz will not run into cyclones during voyage home

July 21, 2013 12:11 am 

MANILA, July 20 — With the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) now making its voyage home, the Philippine Navy Saturday hoped the Filipino frigate will not encounter any cyclones during the last leg of its journey.

PN spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic said the BRP Ramon Alcaraz is now on the longest leg of its journey, going from Hawaii to Guam.

The distance between the two is around 3,828 miles or around 6,160 kms.

The Filipino frigate departed Hawaii for Guam last July 17 (American time).

Fabic added the vessel will likely still be at sea when President Benigno Aquino III delivers his State of the Nation Address on Monday.

The PN spokesperson added that while the BRP Ramon Alcaraz appears to be on schedule, they are keeping their fingers crossed it will not encounter cyclones in the Pacific Ocean.

Fabic said the BRP Ramon Alcaraz is due to arrive first week of August. The Dept. of Foreign Affairs said the arrival date is Aug. 3.

"We just hope the vessel does not encounter cyclones at the Pacific Ocean so it will arrive on time," he said.

He said the vessel is due to arrive and drop anchor at Subic and will undergo procedures, including quarantine. (PNA)

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