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2 Philippine Navy ships depart Oman, to make a stop in India for PPEs

Two Philippine Navy ships have departed Oman and are on their way back to the Philippines.

According to the Philippine Navy on Wednesday, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16) and BRP Davao del Sur (LD602), carrying the Naval Task Force 82, left Port Sultan Qaboos on Tuesday.

The two vessels will make a brief stop at Port Cochin in India to get personal protective equipment (PPE) sets donated by a private firm there.

The Philippine Navy said NTF 82 left Oman with no members exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019.

The two vessels are expected to arrive in the country by the third week of May.

The ships were sent to Oman to assist in the repatriation of Filipinos who were affected by the tension in the Middle East. — Anna Felicia Bajo/RSJ, GMA News