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Korean Training Ship in Subic

The Korea Maritime University Training Ship HANBADA at Subic Bay Freeport’s Alava Pier. SubicBaynews photo by Vic V. Vizcocho, Jr.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — T/S HANBADA, a training ship of Korea Maritime University, arrived in Subic Bay on Friday for a 5-day visit.

“Hanbada has been visiting Subic Bay annually for the past ten years,” Ship Captain Gwiho Yun told Subic Bay News, “the trip is part of the on-the-job training and exposure of our students.” 

T/S HANBADA Ship Captain Gwiho Yun with the author. (photo by Charlie Eom, Sea Pine Shipping Corp.)

He added that the port visit provides an opportunity to discover the interesting places in the Subic Bay Area.

Hanbaba arrived with 113 male and female students, with 34 crew members that include instructors, completing the 147 personnel compliment of the ship.

Members of the Korean community boarded the ship upon its arrival as guests, and were given a tour and welcome meal by the crew.

Korean nationals in the local community were given a tour of T/S Hanbada while docked at Alava Pier in Subic Bay. SubicBayNews photo by Vic V. Vizcocho, Jr.

According to Capt. Gwiho, the Korea Maritime University is a government-run school in accordance with the law on maritime school ownership in Korea.

“We hope that the spending of our students and crew, though not that much, will somehow contribute to the local economy,” Captain Gwiho said. (VVV)

UPDATE: T/S HANDABA’s departure has been moved to Wednesday, as per requested.

The Korea Maritime University (KMU) Training Ship HANBADA at night at Subic Bay Freeport’s Alava Pier. SubicBaynews photo by Vic V. Vizcocho, Jr.

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