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Re: BRP General Mariano Alvarez (PS-38) - ex-USS Cyclone
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2019, 01:04:39 AM »
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Another Pohang-class corvette
The Philippine Navy is also looking forward to getting another Pohang-class corvette from South Korea.

It will be a sistership of BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39), which was donated by South Korea and was added to the Navy’s fleet sometime in August.

The Republic of Korea Navy will retire one of its Pohang-class ships before the year ends, and Empedrad hopes it would go to the Philippine Navy.

“If we can communicate with them na pwede ibigay sa atin (about the possibility of giving it to us) through hot transfer bago ilagay sa (before they place it to the) shipyard, baka pwede na i-deliver sa atin (maybe it could be delivered to us)… South Korea government said the Philippines is a priority because of our close relations. Lagi silang nagpapasalamat nung nagpadala tayo ng contingent (They have always been grateful that we sent a contingent) during Korean war,” he said.

Empedrad said there is a request for at least two more Pohang-class vessels because they usually operate at least three units of the same type.

He mentioned the possibility of retiring BRP Mariano Alvarez (PS-38), a former Cyclone-class ship of the US Navy. It is the only ship of this type in the Philippine Navy.

“We need at least three [ships] because when we buy spare parts, we buy it in bulk. May sad lesson tayo dyan (We have a sad lesson there). ‘Yung ship na binigay ng US, grabe ang gastos natin dyan (The ship donated by US, it cost us a lot),” he said.

“Kung hindi madagdagan (if there won’t be additional ships), I’m contemplating on retiring it kasi magastos (it would be costly),” he added.

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Re: BRP General Mariano Alvarez (PS-38) - ex-USS Cyclone
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2020, 02:39:59 PM »
NOTICE TO ALL MARINERS NUMBER 065-2020
Parent Category: NOTAM Published: 14 March 2020

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/notice-to-mariners/notam-2020/march-2020/3727-notice-to-all-mariners-number-065-2020

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

1.  Reference: Philippine Navy cite NOCB-0320-050 dated 12 March 2020.

2. The Philippine Navy vessel BRP HENERAL MARIANO ALVAREZ (PS38) will conduct first quarter test firing of her naval guns on date and maritime areas bounded by the following coordinates:

VESSEL

TYPE OF GUN

DATE

VICINITY

COORDINATES

 

BRP HENERAL MARIANO ALVAREZ (PS38)

 

25 MM GUN

 

CAL. 50

 

CAL 7.6MM (M60) LMG

 

25-28 MARCH 2020

 

VIC 8.7NM E OFF MATANAL POINT, BASILAN

 

PT A Lat 06°38’ 757’’ N  Long 122°28’783’’ E

PT B Lat 06°33’609’’ N   Long 122°28’837’’ E

PT C Lat 06°33’636’’ N   Long 122°33’904’’ E

PT D Lat 06°38’730’’ N   Long 122°33’958’’ E

3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting on the above-mentioned areas on the said date are advised to take note of the information and take precautionary measures at all times.

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