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IMDEX Asia: Philippines receives second LPD

12th May 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Philippine Navy (PN) held a welcome ceremony for the second of its two Strategic Sealift Vessels (SSV) on 10 May. However, the commissioning of BRP Davao Del Sur (LD 602) will not occur until a later date once the PN has ensured the ship is free of defects.

The 123m-long landing platform dock (LPD) arrived in Manila on 8 May after sailing from Surabaya in Indonesia. PT Pal launched BRP Davao Del Sur on 29 September 2016, and it was delivered on schedule.

PN spokesperson Capt Lued Lincuna said, 'It will complement our first, the BRP Tarlac, of

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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