Traditional Ceremony

The Philippine Navy on Friday tendered a traditional ceremony at Pier 13 South harbor Manila to its newly-acquired Auxiliary General Research (AGC) vessel, Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Gregorio Velasquez (AGR 702). The vessel with 279 feet in length was formerly  R/V Melville, built in 1969 , owned by the Office of Naval Research of the United States of America and operated by Scripps Ocreanography under the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System.DANNY PATA
The Philippine Navy on Friday tendered a traditional ceremony at Pier 13 South harbor Manila to its newly-acquired Auxiliary General Research (AGC) vessel, Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Gregorio Velasquez (AGR 702). The vessel with 279 feet in length was formerly R/V Melville, built in 1969 , owned by the Office of Naval Research of the United States of America and operated by Scripps Ocreanography under the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System. Danny Pata/northboundasia.com