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Monday, May 25, 2015

PH Navy's first oil tanker sets sail

BRP Caliraya (AF-81)The Philippine Navy on Saturday commissioned its first-ever oil tanker, boosting the military command's capability in the conduct of maritime patrol.

BRP Caliraya, or AF-81, courtesy of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC), was commissioned in rites led by Navy chief Vice Admiral Jesus Millan and Navy-Philippine Fleet commander Rear Adm. Leopoldo Alano at Naval Station Pascual Ledesma in Fort San Felipe in Cavite City.

According to Millan, BRP Caliraya will help improve the operational range of Navy ships patrolling the country's 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

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