MANILA – The BRP Landing Pier Tarlac (LD-601), one of the largest ships in the Philippine Navy (PN), arrived in Cebu on January 18 for its fourth emergency sortie for communities affected by Typhoon Odette on last month.
In a statement late Wednesday, the PN said the ship successfully docked at Pier 4 in Cebu City, carrying 450 tons of relief goods and essential items from various government agencies, PN units and stakeholders to distribute to typhoon-affected families in Cebu. , Bohol, Surigao and Leyte provinces.
The goods and assorted relief cargoes will be sorted by personnel from the Civil-Military Operations Central Office and Naval Force Central Headquarters in Cebu, and distributed to various areas using all surface means available.
The BRP Tarlac is part of the 27-ship flotilla deployed by the Navy to help communities battered by “Odette”.
Commander Benjo Negranza, spokesman for the PN, said earlier that they were using their resources to help disaster areas to ensure timely delivery of relief to typhoon victims.
The BRP Tarlac departed Pier 15, South Harbor in Manila for Cebu on January 16.
During her third emergency voyage on January 8, the ship carried her largest shipment of relief goods and essential roll-on cargoes to disaster areas in the Visayas and Mindanao.
The BRP Tarlac was loaded with 542,206 kg. relief and 50 tons of rolling cargo upon arrival in Cebu. (NAP)