PUERTO PRINCESA, Republic of the Philippines –
The crew USS Guardian (MCM 5)
invited Officials from the Puerto Princesa City Police to tour the
ship June 27, as a gesture of thanks for the support and hospitality
the City of Puerto Princesa has shown visiting U.S. Sailors.
Senior Superintendent Virgilio C. Parrocha, City Director for Puerto
Princesa City Police, Police Superintendent Jerome G. Jabuela,
Deputy City Director, and Police Chief Inspector Janet J. Nieves,
Deputy City Director for Admin, and two local representatives from
the U.S. Department of Justice were shown Guardian’s mine-hunting
equipment, the pilothouse and other equipment by Lt. j.g. Daniel
Rocha, Guardian’s First Lieutenant.
At the end of the tour, Guardian’s Commanding Officer, Lt. Cmdr.
Kenneth Brown, presented the City Director Parrocha with a
commemorative photo of the ship and a ship’s coin in appreciation of
their visit, and how welcoming Puerto Princesa has been for the
crews of Guardian and USS Avenger (MCM 1). The other members of the
tour group were also presented with a ship’s coin as thanks for
coming out to see the ship.
Guardian and Avenger arrived in the city on June 23, and will
continue on their scheduled MCM Western Pacific Deployment
throughout the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.