Philippine Navy decommissions patrol boat Bienvenido Salting

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The Philippine Navy fast attack craft BRP Bienvenido Salting (PG 112) was decommissioned in a formal ceremony on Wednesday, October 31, after more than 22 years in service.

The 37-metre vessel was originally delivered to the South Korean Navy as PKM 229 in 1979. It was transferred to the Philippines in 1995 and commissioned into the Philippine Navy in May 1996.

Bienvenido Salting was one of seven ex-South Korean Navy Chamsuri-class patrol killer medium (PKM) boats that were transferred to the Philippines.

It was named in honour of the late Brigadier General Bienvenido Salting, a Philippine Army officer who was decorated for valour during the Korean War.

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