MANILA -A former tanker of the Pnoc was commissioned into the Philippine Navy in rites at Fort San Felipe in Cavite City.
Vice Adm. Jesus Millan, flag officer in command of the Philippine Navy said BRP Lake Caliraya (AF81), was donated to the military in 2014 and went through dry dock and repairs in Batangas and Cavite before commissioned.
“With the commissioning of this oil tanker, the Navy has now a credible POL [petroleum, oil, lubricants] delivery platform that shall extend the operational range and scope of our ships especially those operating in the high seas and the [Exclusive Economic Zone],” Vice Adm. Jesus Millan, flag officer in command of the Philippine Navy, said.
BRP Lake Caliraya is a single product replenishment platform that has a depot-to-ship, ship-to-depot, and a ship-to-ship refueling capabilities,
Built in Zhejiang Zhongxing Shipyard in Taizhou, in the Peoples Republic of China in November 2007, the tanker was one of the biggest vessels of Philippine National Oil Company