Philippine Navy floating drydock to undergo repair

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 fate of those efforts, which were valued at P19.5M, and how they relate to this project is unclear as of writing.

A floating drydock is a specialized vessel designed to lift other ships out of the water to facilitate inspections and repair. A photograph of the YD-204 is available on Timawa.net at the following thread.