MANILA — US submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS-40) arrived Saturday in Puerto Princesa, Palawan for a scheduled port visit.
This will allow personnel aboard to enjoy some rest and relaxation and provide an excellent opportunity for them to experience the Philippine culture.
USS Frank Cable skipper Capt. Drew St. John said these opportunities to enjoy liberty in a country with a close and historic relationship with the US are important to the mission of the United States Navy and his ship.
“Our two countries have strong ties we trace back to the shared sacrifices of World War II,” St. John said.
“This visit is special to my crew, including many who have close personal ties to the Philippines. Our Sailors act as diplomats for the United States every day, and through their varied interactions with the local population they strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation between our two countries,” he added.
One way American sailors can interact with the local community is through various community service projects, sponsored by the ship’s religious ministries.
USS Frank Cable is on a scheduled deployment in the US 7th Fleet area of operations to conduct maintenance and support deployed U.S. naval force submarines and surface vessels in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Priam Nepomuceno/PNA/northboundasia.com