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||
|BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS 37)||PHP 9,500,000.00||
|BRP Pangasinan (PS31)||PHP 15,000,000.00||
BRP Artemio Ricarte (PS-37) is a Jacinto class Offshore Patrol Vessel. She and her sisterships are ex-Royal Navy boats that used to be part of the British Hong Kong squadron before the colony's return to China. For discussions and photos of this ship, see here.
By Mindanews | Wednesday| August 31, 2011
ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 August) – Task Force 62 of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) has rescued a wooden-hull vessel in distress in the province of Tawi-Tawi, belated reports from the Philippine Navy said.
Commodore Armando Guzman, NFWM commander, said the vessel loaded with 67 people, including the seven crew, was rescued Thursday 4.8 nautical miles off Pagasinan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi. Of the 60 passengers, 12 were children, he added.
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The NFWM’s Naval Task Force 62, which is based in Panglima Sugala town, upon receiving a distress call from the M/L Virginia, directed the [b]Patrol Ship-19 (PS-19)[/b] to conduct search and rescue operation for the distressed vessel amidst rough seas and strong winds prevailing in the area, Guzman said.
Battered by big waves, he said the vessel was listing on its port side while its crew members were “bailing out” water using pails in attempt to trim the vessel when the task force personnel aboard PS-19 arrived.
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Guzman said the PS-19 personnel led by Commander Ernesto Baldovino immediately rendered necessary assistance to the vessel. The PS-19 towed M/L Virginia, which arrived safely at Lamion Pier in Bongao. (MindaNews)