Naval Task Group 80.5 lauded for RIMPAC 2020 efforts

“The Philippine Navy contingent took advantage of the Rim of the Pacific 2020 to train as a team, put the ship at pace with possible real-world scenarios, and got the crew to gel,” said PH Navy commander Vice Admiral Giovanni Bacordo.

As this developed, US 3rd Fleet and RIMPAC20 commander Vice Admiral Scott Conn, during the closing ceremony on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), visited the area where the ships of the 10 participating nations — including the Philippines’ BRP Jose Rizal — are docked to congratulate them for taking part in the exercise.

“We strengthened relationships and deepened our sense of trust in one another. Each one of our navies has something to offer and that diverse range of knowledge and professionalism is what makes us stronger, and allows us to work together to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific region and ultimately, our collective prosperity,” Bacordo added.

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