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BRP Nestor Reynoso (PC-380) - Jose Andrada Class
« on: May 11, 2017, 06:15:24 PM »
From Combat Fleets of the World, 15th Edition

First four were ordered in 9-89 for $9.4M; the fifth was ordered in 4-90 and three more in 8-90. In 3-93 Halter received a $36.2M contract to build four more in the U.S., provide four kits to a yard in the Philippines, and assist in the construction three more in a Philippine yard; in 6-94 another 12 more ordered for $27.5M, with seven to be built by AG&P Shipyard in the Philippines. DF-379 and 380 were launched 29-4-95 by AG&P. The original goal was 35 total, but that curtailed for lack of funds. Were originally intended to operate in flotillas of seven, each attached to a larger patrol boat acting as leader.

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About Nestor Reynoso

Q-Boats: Heroes of the Off-Shore Patrol
Alcaraz, Ramon, Sea Classics

https://www.questia.com/read/1P3-340682641/q-boats-heroes-of-the-off-shore-patrol

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The Philippine Army with the Constabulary as a nucleus was formed, with different branches of services like infantry, artillery, etc., of the US Army, a sea-going branch called Off-Shore Patrol (OSP) and an Air Corps as branches of service.

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The OSP was a part of National Defense Act approved on 21 December 1935 and, on 11 January 1936, the guidelines were denned by Executive Order No. 11 as follows:

"The Off-Shore Patrol shall comprise all marine equipment and personnel acquired by the Philippine Government and assigned either in peace or war to the control of the Chief of Staff (PA). It shall have such duties and powers as may be described by the Chief of Staff, PA."

On 15 April 1938, when construction of two MTBs for the OSP was started by Thornycroft, Maj. Rafael Ramos, a Philippine Nautical School (PNS) graduate known to Quezon, was appointed as first OSP Chief to start recruiting OSP personnel. Brigadier General Vicente Lim, G-1, HPA furnished him a list of Annapolis and PNS PA officers to select from but he was unable to do anything because Rep. Manuel Roxas recommended to Pres. Quezon that his province mate, Capt. Jose V. Andrada, USNA 1930, was better qualified. And so Capt. Andrada relieved Maj. Ramos as OSP Chief who was sent to the US QM School to study.

Captain Andrada announced his volunteer recruiting program and began interviewing interested individuals personally. By the end of 1938, Lt. Alfredo Peckson, USNA 1933, Lt. Marcelo Castillo, USNA 1938, PCA graduates Lieutenants Nestor Reinoso 1934, Alberto Navarette 1935, Simeon Castro 1935, Juan Maglayan 1937, Alfonso Palencia 1938, Santiago Nuval 1938, Emilio Liwanag 1938 and nine officers and 25 enlisted men had joined the OSP. Training on seamanship, navigation and gunnery were conducted with the USNA graduates as instructors at OSP Hq., Muelle del Codo, Port Area, Manila. The first class graduated on 9 February 1939, and Capt. Andrada marked it as the birthday of the OSP and since then, as far as I know, our anniversary is celebrated every 9 February, until somebody during the Martial Law years of Marcos tampered with the event.

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BRP Nestor Reynoso (PG-380) - Jose Andrada Class
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 12:01:51 AM »

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Re: BRP Nestor Reynoso (PG-380) - Jose Andrada Class
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 07:21:59 AM »
From Philippine Navy Facebook - 24 May 2017

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Officers and enlisted personnel of MBLT-4, Philippine Navy (PC380) & Philippine Coast Guard joined residents of Barangay Mangsee Island, Balabac in their flag raising ceremony on May 22, 2017 as part of their commitment to support local governance and maintain peace and order in the area.

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Re: BRP Nestor Reynoso (PG-380) - Jose Andrada Class
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2017, 07:19:46 PM »
Repowering and Refurbishment of 78-Footer Patrol Craft MKII
By: NSSC Public Affairs Office

https://www.facebook.com/seasystemspao/posts/1866207350289845

The Naval Sea Systems Command, through the Naval Shipyard (NSY), successfully administered the repowering and refurbishment of four (4) 78-Footer Patrol Craft MKII: BRP NESTOR REINOSO (PC380), BRP DIOSCORO PAPA (PC381), BRP LEOVIGILDO GIANTIOQUI (PC384) and BRP FILIPINO FLOJO (PC386) in the year 2016 under Foreign Military Sales (FMS).

The project was undertaken by US NAVSEA PMS326 and was divided into two lots. PC381 and PC384 started their upgrade on 01 August 2016 and was completed on 11 November 2016. PC380s and PC386s, on the other hand, started on 15 October 2016 and was completed on 22 December 2016. The project was conducted at Subic Dock Corporation (SDC), Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City, Zambales. The upgrade implementation enhanced the habitability of the said vessels and doubled their average speed from 12 to 24 knots.

Two more patrol craft of similar class, the BRP ISMAEL LOMIBAO (PC383) and BRP FEDERICO MARTIR (PC385), will also undergo the same upgrade within the 1st Quarter of 2017.

Currently, PC380, PC381, PC384 and PC386, with improved capabilities, are now in their training phase and will soon be readily deployable to operational areas to continue their mandate of ensuring maritime security and providing platforms for humanitarian assistance and disaster response.


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Re: BRP Nestor Reynoso (PC-380) - Jose Andrada Class
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 06:11:58 PM »
NOTICE TO MARINERS NUMBER 106-2017
Published: 15 June 2017

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/notice-to-mariners/notam-2017/june-2017/1642-notice-to-mariners-number-106-2017

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

1. Reference: Radio Message Cite NOCB-0617-119

2. The following Philippine Navy vessels will conduct test firing of their naval guns on dates indicated with the following coordinates:

BOW NR     DATE     VICINITY     COORDINATES
                 
PC380     23 JUN 17     50NM SE OFF Brookes Pt., Palawan     PT A- LAT     0828.628 N, LONG 11831.558'E
PT B- LAT     0828.477N, LONG 11838.485'E
PT C- LAT     0822.210N, LONG 11838.672E
PT D- LAT     0822.314N, LONG 11831.567E
                 
PB340     30 JUN 17     8 NM SW OFF Malapingan Pt., Claveria, Burias Island, Masbate     PT A- LAT      12 45.17N, LONG 12306.10E
PT B- LAT      12 45.17N, LONG 12308.19E
PT C- LAT      12 43.08N, LONG 12308.19E
PT D- LAT      12 43.08N, LONG 12306.10E

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

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

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Re: BRP Nestor Reynoso (PC-380) - Jose Andrada Class
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 09:21:35 PM »
http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1046636

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Team to look into Navy flagship grounding

By Priam Nepomuceno September 1, 2018, 9:17 am

MANILA -- An investigating and assessment team has been formed to look into the grounding of the Philippine Navy flagship, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15), off Hasa-Hasa Shoal in Palawan province on Wednesday night.

This was confirmed by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Col. Noel Detoyato in an interview late Friday.

The team, formed by Navy flag officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, is expected to be aboard the ship anytime Saturday," Detoyato said in Filipino.

He said the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar is recoverable as no hull penetration has been reported.

"There is very minimal damage to the hull," Detoyato said, noting that damage seems to be confined to the starboard (right) propeller of the ship.

The Philippine Coast Guard's BRP Sindangan (MRRV 4407) arrived at the site of the grounding at 11 a.m. Friday and will be joined by the BRP Cabra (MRRV 4409) anytime soon to render assistance in case non-essential personnel need to be moved to lighten the ship.

The BRP Nestor Reinoso (PG-380) is also on hand to provide help, Detoyato said.

Earlier, he said two tugboats have left Batangas, one on Thursday and the other on Friday, to help in the recovery operations.

The BRP Gregorio Del Pilar is one of three Hamilton-class cutters acquired by the Philippine Navy from the United States Coast Guard and converted into frigates.

These ships have a gross tonnage of 3,250 tons, length of 378 feet, beam of 43 feet, and draft of 15 feet while its propulsion systems consist of two diesel engines and two gas turbine engines, giving it a top speed of 29 knots.

These vessels have a cruising range of 14,000 miles and a sea and loiter time of 45 days. They are armed with a 76-mm. Oto Melara automatic cannon, 25-mm. and 20-mm. light cannons, and .50-caliber machine guns. (PNA)

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Re: BRP Nestor Reynoso (PC-380) - Jose Andrada Class
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2018, 02:03:52 AM »
No timeline yet on BRP Gregorio Del Pilar removal
By Priam Nepomuceno  September 3, 2018, 2:20 pm

http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1046745

MANILA -- There is still no timeline to follow regarding the recovery of Philippine Navy (PN) flagship, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15), which ran aground off Hasa-Hasa (international name Half-Moon) Shoal, Palawan Wednesday.

This was stressed by PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad in an interview with reporters Sunday.

He added that this will be only realized once the total extent of the damage is determined when the two privately-owned tugboats, which are expected to be on the scene by Monday, have arrived and managed to tow the frigate off the shoal.

"But sa ngayon (as for now) the ship is intact, the crew are (safe) and we are on top on the situation sa pagka-retrieve sa kanya (BRP Gregorio del Pilar)," Empedrad added.

Also, the PN chief said China, South Korea, and the US - along with the country's ASEAN neighbors - have all offered help in the ongoing recovery operations but the Philippines opted to go alone with the operations as waiting for them would take time. Initial reports indicated that the grounded frigate is recoverable.

BRP Sindangan (MRRV 4407) has arrived in the area 11 a.m. Friday and will be joined by the BRP Cabra (MRRV 4409) anytime soon to render any assistance needed to pluck out the grounded BRP Gregorio Del Pilar, especially if there is a need to remove non-essential personnel to lighten the ship.

BRP Nestor Reinoso (PG-380) is also on hand to provide help.

Earlier, military public affairs chief Col. Noel Detoyato said that two tugboats have left Batangas, one Thursday and one Friday, to help in the recovery operations. The BRP Gregorio Del Pilar is one of three Hamilton-class cutters acquired by the PN from the United States Coard Guard and converted into frigates.

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