US Navy high-speed vessel to visit Davao

Davao City (27 June) — A leased commercial super ferry vessel operated by the U.S. Navy, the High-Speed Vessel -1 (HSV) Joint Venture, arrived in the Philippines on June 17 en route to providing humanitarian and civic assistance throughout the southern Philippine islands under joint U.S. Military-Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) humanitarian activities.

Since its arrival, the ship has transported Philippine doctors supporting the USNS Mercy mission from Tawi Tawi to Manila; hosted tours for school students; and moved humanitarian supplies from Manila to Zamboanga City and Parang in the Sulu Archipelago. Additional supply transport efforts and port visits are planned for General Santos City and Davao.