The Philippine Navy recently issued bid invitation notices for the “Drydocking and other related repair” of two of its Andrada class patrol boats:
BRP Carlos Albert (PG-375): MR-PNBAC-2013-043 for P4,52,782.00 BRP Jose Andrada (PG-370): MR-PNBAC-2013-042 for P6,751,485.00
Pre-bid conferences for these ships were set on the 3rd and 6th of May respectively. Submission and opening [...]
YD-204, a Philippine Navy floating drydock, will undergo a P9.7M maintenance cycle. A bid invitation for the supply of parts and labor registered with PhilGEPS on October 3, 2012. This invitation is due to close on the 23rd of October.
The vessel was also slated to enter into drydock on April and June of 2011. [...]
The Philippine Navy will be spending P19.1M for drydocking and repair expenses for the BRP Rajah Humabon (PF-11). Re-bidding invitations were posted on PhilGEPS on October the 5th, indicating that an earlier bidding attempt had failed. The current bids (PB-296-PN-12 and PB-295-PN-12) are both due to close on the 23rd of October.
The 69-year old [...]
Lt. Commander Nerelito Martinez, Philippine Fleet acting chief of staff for plans and programs, revealed details about the Philippine Navy’s 15-year strategic development plan dubbed “Philippine Fleet Desired Force Mix”, in a recent Philippine Fleet publication. Several news organs, as the Philippine Star, have since referenced his article their articles on the subject.
The plan [...]
Interaksyon, the news portal of TV5, reports that when the USCGC Dallas will be turned over to the Philippine Navy, it will be renamed the BRP Ramon Alcaraz. The following is an excerpt of the relevant article.
Philippines’ second warship to be named Ramon Alcaraz, World War II hero
06-May-12, 1:54 PM | Chichi Conde, [...]
The United States Department of State issued a press release about the recently concluded US-PH Strategic Dialogue that included the following notation about the transfer of the USCGC Dallas to the Philippines:
Toward a Deeper Alliance: United States-Philippines Bilateral Cooperation
Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 27, 2012
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Defense and Security [...]
The Philippine Information Agency announced (see here) that the Philippine Navy will conduct an open house for the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15) on February 5, 2012 the Puerto Princessa Anchorage Area. The PF-15 arrived in Palawan on the 25th of December, 2011 and has since been patrolling the waters around the KIG.
BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15), the Philippine Navy flagship, will perform a naval gunfire test on the 24th and 25th of January, west of Tubbataha Reef, Palawan. Details are available on the following Notice to Mariners (NOTAM):
Notice To Mariners No. 009-2012 Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:
The Philippine Star published the following figures and delivery dates for the indicated CUP Phase 2 projects. An older PIA article, however, stated that the total number of rocket launchers was “335″
Project Quantity Value Expected delivery date Multi-purpose rocket launcher 335 P37,440,000.00 October 2012 81mm mortar with ammunition 100 units w/ 2,000 rounds P190,320,000.00 [...]
Coast Guard Island’s proximity to a public marina made shipspotting efforts for the USCGC Hamilton relatively easy. Unless the transfer of the USCGC Dallas takes place at the same venue, observation of the transfer at WHEC-176′s current home port will present challenges for PN modernization watchers.
Based on the following references, WHEC-716 is based at [...]