BRP Bienvenido Salting is Tomas Batillo class fast attack craft of the Philippine Navy.
She was retired on October 31, 2018 after more than 22 years of naval during a
decommissioning ceremony at Commodore Posadas Wharf East, Fort San Felipe, Naval
Base Cavite, Cavite City.
The Tomas Batillo class is a ship class of eight patrol boats currently in service
of the Philippine Navy. These ships were formerly used by the South Korean Navy as
Chamsuri/Wildcat (PKM-200 series) class fast attack crafts.
These boats are deployed to protect the Malampaya natural gas platforms near Palawan.
This retired patrol boat can be deployed in a range of missions including the
surveillance of shipping in the exclusive economic zones and national territorial
waters, illegal fishery surveillance, smuggling surveillance, fast strike against
hostile naval forces, naval gun fire support and enforcement patrol.
This fast attack craft during its lifetime participated in various training with
the navy of other countries like Australia in which this ship participated in
in LUMBAS 2012 aimed to improve the navies’ capacity to counter terrorism, among others.