GUNNEX for Oto Melara ships

TweetThe 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 …

BRP Apolinario Mabini apprehends Chinese poachers

TweetThe Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that the BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS-36), a Jacinto class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), apprehended five Chinese national for illegal fishing. ┬áThe five were spotted on a speedboat 1.5 nautical miles from the coastal village of Ramos, Balabac and were captured after a chase. Five live and three dead marine turtles …

BRP Apolinario Mabini to test its weapons

TweetThe BRP Apolinario Mabini (PS-36) will be conducting a weapons test off the coast of Arena Island, Palawan. Details are available on the following Notice to Mariners (NOTAM) Notice To Mariners No. 180-2011 Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that: 1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-0911-014 2. The …