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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.

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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