Tracking the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization program

10May/13Off

Drydocking the Andradas

The Philippine Navy recently issued bid invitation notices for the "Drydocking and other related repair" of two of its Andrada class patrol boats:

Pre-bid conferences for these ships were set on the 3rd and 6th of May respectively. Submission and opening of bid envelopes for both ships were set for the 20th of May.

Prospective bidders were instructed to contact the following PN office:

Office of the PN Bids and Awards Committee Bonifacio Naval Station, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Contact person: LT DOMINGO B SUMAYO JR PN Cel Nr: 0917-587-4882 Tel Nr: 889-1301,815-3420 & 843-4416 local 6341 Email Add: pnbac08@yahoo.com

The Andrada class patrol boats are the Philippine Navy's largest class of patrol boat, numbering twenty-two (22) units, and were built in the early 90s at the Halter Equitable shipyard in New Orleans, Louisana. The class consists of 77-foot and 78-foot versions. The PG-370 and PG-375 are of the 77-foot variety.

Both ships have their respective discussion threads on the Timawa.net forum at the following locations:

PG-370: http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=16522.0

PG-375: http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=15946.0

Photo of the PG-370 below, c/o Getty Images.

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24Dec/11Off

PG-118 and PG-390 rescue cargo vessel

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 class gun boat, and the BRP Jose Loor (PG-390), an Andrada class patrol boat, both responded to the M/V Foxbat’s distress call. The fire, which is believed to have been caused by faulty electrical wiring, was brought under control after 3 hours.

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10Dec/11Off

Navy Q4 2011 drydock-season

The Philippine Navy has P33M worth of drydocking contracts up for grabs in the 4th quarter of 2011. The following two patrol gun boats and tanker are due for maintenance. All bids are due to close on December 20, 2011.

Ship Authorized Budget for Contract (ABC) Details
BRP Ismael Lumibao (PG-383) P7,500,000
PhilGEPS entry #1670019
Nature of work Drydocking and overhaul
Solicitation Number: GHQBAC1-482-PN-11
Procurement Mode: Public Bidding
Closing date 20/12/2011 8:45 AM
Delivery Period: 60 Day/s
BRP Abraham Campo (PG-396) P7,500,000
PhilGEPS entry #1670026
Nature of work Drydocking and overhaul
Solicitation Number: GHQBAC1-PB-482-PN-11
Procurement Mode: Public Bidding
Closing date 20/12/2011 8:45 AM
Delivery Period: 60 Day/s
BRP Lake Taal (AF-72) P18,000,000
PhilGEPS entry #1670060
Solicitation Number: GHQBAC1-PB-504-PN-11
Procurement Mode: Public Bidding
Closing date 20/12/2011 8:45 AM
Delivery Period: 60 Day/s

BRP Ismael Lumibao is an Andrada Class patrol boat and was the 13th craft in this class of 22 boats. It was delivered to the Philippine Navy on February 1, 1995. For photographs and additional discussion about this boat, see the following Timawa.net thread.

BRP Abraham Campo is one of two ex-USCG 82-foot Point Class cutter and entered Philippine service on March 3, 2001. For photographs and additional discussion about this boat, see the following Timawa.net thread.

BRP Lake Taal is an ex-US Navy gasoline tanker that entered Philippine Navy service in March 5, 1980. For photographs and discussions about this ship, see the following Timawa.net thread.

24Nov/11Off

BRP Jose Loor rescues cargo vessel

The Philippine Star reported that the BRP Jose Loor (PG-390), an Andrada class patrol gun boat, rescued 4 officers and 17 crew members of a cargo vessel that had been drifting off the waters of Misamis Oriental for 3 days. The vessel, the M/V Richard Rey, is owned by Cebu-based Fortune Sea Carrier, Inc.

For additional information, and photographs, of this ship, see the following Timawa.net discussion: http://www.timawa.net/forum/index.php?topic=15903.0

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17Nov/11Off

PG-384 seizes hot logs

The Philippine Navy reported that BRP Leovigildo Gantioque (PG-384), an Andrada Class patrol gunboat, apprehended a suspicious watercraft, identified as M/L Lady Luck, in the waters off Parang, Sulu with a cargo of illegally cut lumber. Subsequent inspection of the cargo at the pier of Jolo by representatives of DENR-Sulu and PN Naval Task Force Sulu confirmed the absence of proper documentation, resulting in the filling of appropriate charges against the owner of the boat.

For photographs and additional information about PG-384, see the following Timawa.net discussion.

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16Nov/11Off

PG-395 in Gunnex

BRP Felix Apolinario (PG-395), an Andrada class patrol gunboat, will be conducting a gunnery exercise off Surigao del Norte. Details are available on the following Coast Guard Notice to Mariners (NOTAM):

Notice To Mariners No. 206-2011
Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-1111-081

2. The Philippine Navy Vessel PG395 has re-scheduled the conduct of her Naval Gun Test Firing from October 29, 2011, as per Notice to Mariners No.195-2011 to November 15, 2011 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at vicinity 10 Nautical Miles East off Antokon Island, Surigao Del Norte or at the following coordinates:

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3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take necessary precautionary measures.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.

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4Nov/110

Gun test for an Andrada

BRP Anastacio Cacayorin (PG-387) , an Andrada class patrol gunboat, will be conducting a gunnery exercise off Bataaan. Details are available on the following Coast Guard Notice to Mariners (NOTAM):

Notice To Mariners No. 200-2011
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 16:44
Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-1011-296

2. The Philippine Navy Vessel PG847 will conduct Naval Gun Test Firing on November 04, 2011 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at vicinity 10 Nautical Miles Southwest off Hornos Pt., Mariveles, Bataan or at the following coordinates:

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3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take necessary precautionary measures.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.

For additional photographs of, and information about, PG-387 see the following thread on the Timawa.net forum.

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25Oct/11Off

BRP Felix Apolinario (PG-395) tests its weapons

BRP Felix Apolinario (PG-395), an Andrada class patrol gunboat, will be conducting a weapons test off Surigao del Norte. Details are available on the following Notice to Mariners (NOTAM)

Notice To Mariners No. 195-2011
Monday, 24 October 2011 16:59
Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-0811-319

2. The Philippine Navy Vessel PG395 will conduct Naval Gun Test Firing on October 29, 2011 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at vicinity 10 Nautical Miles East off Antokon Island, Surigao Del Norte or at the following coordinates:

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3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take necessary precautionary measures.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.

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7Oct/110

BRP Ismael Lomibao (PG-383) to conduct routine test firing

BRP Ismael Lomibao (PG-383),an Andrada class patrol boat,will be testing its guns off Ursula Island, Palawan. Details are available on the following Coast Guard Notice to Mariners (NOTAM):

Notice To Mariners No. 179-2011
Thursday, 06 October 2011 09:52
Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-0911-013

2. The Philippine Navy vessel PG383 will conduct Naval Gun Test Firing on October 7, 2011 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at vicinity 9 Nautical Miles Southeast off Ursula Island, Rio Tuba, Palawan or at the following coordinates:

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3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take necessary precautionary measures.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.

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22Sep/110

PG-371 to conduct gunnery exercise

BRP Enrique Jurado (PG-371), an Andrada class patrol boat, will be conducting a gunnery exercise off Camotes island in Cebu. Details are available on the following Coast Guard Notice to Mariners (NOTAM)

Notice To Mariners No. 170-2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 11:39

Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-0911-119

2. The Philippine Navy Vessel PG371 will conduct Naval Gun Test Firing on September 29, 2011 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at vicinity 9 Nautical Miles South of Mahaba Point, Camotes Island, Cebu or at the following coordinates:

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3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take necessary precautionary measures.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.

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