Why not turn over the BRP Ang Pangulo to the Philippine Coast Guard?

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President-elect Duterte announced in a press conference that he intended to put up the Presidential Yacht, Ang Pangulo (AT-25), for sale. The following is an excerpt from a GMA news report.

DAVAO CITY — Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he will put presidential yacht, the BRP Ang Pangulo, up for sale […]

Landing Craft Utilities (LCU) of the Philippine Navy

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Landing Craft Utilities (LCU) are ships designed to transport troops and material to shore without the need for piers and similar facilities. Smaller than ocean-going Landing Ship Tanks (LST), these vessels are currently used for inter-island transport of AFP maneuver units as well as for disaster relief operations. In conventional amphibious operations, both LSTs and LCUs would […]

GUNNEX for Oto Melara ships

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The Philippine Navy scheduled two separate gunnery exercises (GUNNEX) for ships armed with Oto Melara 76mm guns. As per Notice to Mariners (NOTAM) 072-2013, BRP Emilio Jacinto (PS-35) will conduct an exercise, explicitly for its main weapon, on 24 July 2013 off La Monja Island in Bataan. NOTAM 074-2013, on the other hand, announced a […]

Drydocking the Andradas

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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 […]

Philippine Navy floating drydock to undergo repair

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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. […]

BRP Rajah Humabon (PF-11) to go into drydock

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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 […]

PF-15 to perform naval gunfire test

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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:

1.Reference: […]

Update: CUP Phase 2 projects

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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 […]

Navy 2012 drydock cycle begins

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The Philippine Navy drydock cycle for 2012 started on the first week of January as the service published P49M worth of bid invitations.

 Ship  Authorized Budget for Contract  Details BRP Magat Salamat (PS 20) PHP 24,500,000.00 Reference Number 1700736 Procuring Entity AFP – BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE Solicitation Number GHQ BAC1-PB-003-PN-11 Trade Agreement Implementing Rules […]

PG-118 and PG-390 rescue cargo vessel

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Two Philippine Navy vessels on search retrieval operations for Typhoon Sendong victims rescued a cargo ship that caught fire off Misamis Oriental. Sun Star – Zamboanga reported that the fire broke out on the M/V Foxbat at 3:15 p.m. Thursday while it was anchored northwest of Lugait Point.

BRP Emilio Liwanag (PG-118), a Tomas Batillo […]