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DF-352 - Swift Mk.III
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:07:27 PM »
From: http://www.warboats.org/mk3.htm

Builders: Marinette Marine, Wisc. and Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.

The PB Mk III was developed as a multi-mission inshore warfare craft for U.S. and foreign naval service.  The U.S. craft are operated by the active SBUs.

Classification: These craft are also designated as Special Warfare Craft, Medium (SWCM).  The Naval Systems Command designates these craft as PB Mk 3l however, they are listed as Mk III in the Fleet.

Design:  The Mk III is a modified commercial craft used to support offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  These craft are of all-aluminum construction with their pilot house offset to starboard to provide maximum deck space for weapons and equipment.  The craft has low radar cross-section and quiet engines for clandestine operations.  Mission duration is up to five days.

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Re: DF-352 - Swift Mk.III
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 12:20:39 AM »
NOTICE TO MARINERS NUMBER 229-2017
Published: 07 November 2017

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/notice-to-mariners/notam-2017/november-2017/1848-notice-to-mariners-number-229-2017

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

1. Reference: Philippine Navy Radio Message Cite NOCB-1017-015.

2. The following Philippine Navy vessels will conduct Test firing of their Naval Guns on dates and Maritime Areas Bounded by following coordinates:

BOW NR     DATE     VICINITY     COORDINATES
                 
PC371     28 Nov 17     8.4 NM NW OFF SANDUGAN PT., SIQUIJOR ISLAND     Point A – Lat 09°23.219’ N

Long 123°29.384’ E

Point B – Lat 09° 24.295’ N

Long 123°29.431’ E

Point C – Lat 09° 24.299’ N

Long 123° 30.428’ E

Point D – Lat 09° 23.223’ N

Long 123° 30.383’ E
                 
PC389     28-29 Nov 17     20.8 NM SE OFF MAASIN PT., PALAWAN     Point A –  Lat 09° 25.000’ N

Long 118° 51.500’ E

Point B – Lat 09° 25.000’ N

Long 119° 01.50 0’ E

Point C – Lat 09° 15.000’ N

Long  118° 51.500’ E

Point D – Lat 09° 15.00’ N

Long  119° 01.500’ E
                 
BC341     24 Nov 17     10 NM NE OFF AKLAN PT., KALIBO AKLAN     Point A – Lat 11° 45.0’ N

Long 122° 30.0’ E

Point B – Lat 11° 50.0’ N

Long 122° 30.0’ E

Point C – Lat 11° 50.0’ N

Long 122° 35.0’ E

Point D – Lat 11° 45.0’ N

Long 122° 35.0’ E
                 
BC350     24 NOV 17     8 NM SW OFF GUINDUGANAN, SAN PASCUAL, BURIAS ISLAND, MASBATE     Point A – Lat 12° 57.900’ N

Long 122° 48.200’ E

Point B – Lat 12° 54.000’ N

Long 122° 51.600’ E

Point C – Lat 12° 50.900’ N

Long 122° 47.500’ E

Point D – Lat 12° 54.800’ N

Long 124° 44.200’ E
                 
PB352     29 NOV 17     9 NM SE OFF BONBONON PT., SIATON, NEGROS ISLAND, REGION     Point A – Lat 09° 56.21’ N

Long 123° 12.35’ E

Point B – Lat 08° 56.21’ N

Long 123° 14.40’ E

Point C – Lat 08° 54.21’ N

Long 123° 14.40’ E

Point D – Lat 08° 54.21’ N

Long 123° 12.35’ E

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: PB-352 - Swift Mk.III
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 11:03:58 PM »
From: https://www.facebook.com/oceana.philippines/posts/1616231598422993

November 15 marks the beginning of the closed fishing season for the Visayan Sea for sardines, herring and mackerel. Leading this is the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), as an intervention to better manage the country’s fisheries resources. BFAR and other stakeholders gathered in Daanbantayan in Cebu and Sagay in Negros Occidental to send-off new patrol vessels to enforce the ban in the area.

Due to the proximity of the Visayan Sea to the Taρon Strait, however, fishing vessels have been known to enter the northern part of the protected area to fish.

At a press event held at a Navy vessel in Dumaguete City, Taρon Strait Protected Area Superintendent (PASU) Prospero ‘Am’ Lendio reiterated that commercial fishing is not allowed in the Taρon Strait, one of the Philippines’ largest marine protected areas.

“The Protected Area Office, in partnership with other agencies, have stepped up its enforcement efforts to ensure that the Taρon Strait will not suffer from the threats of illegal commercial fishing during the closed season in the Visayan Sea,” says Lendio. “We are guarding both the northern and southern entrances to the Taρon Strait to demonstrate that commercial fishing is not welcome here.”