Chinese Frigate shadows BRP Conrado Yap while sailing home

Chinese Frigate shadows BRP Conrado Yap while sailing home

As early as now, Philippine Navy’s newest assest has been tested.

En route to Manila from South Korea, it was reported that a Chinese Navy warship shadowed BRP Conrado Yap (PS39), the former South Korean "Pohang"-class corvette "Chungju" while sailing to the country, said Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad.

“Kung minsan nasunod sila eh gaya nung umuwi itong BRP Conrado Yap natin merong nag sa shadow na Chinese Frigate pero nang sinabi ng barko natin na we are now entering our territorial waters umalis din sila,” Vice Admiral Empedrad told Bombo Radyo.

BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39)
(photo credit Maxdefense)

The Navy chief said that Philippine Navy ships will not hesitate to warn foreign vessels violating Philippine territory.

Finally Home

BRP Conrado Yap was escorted by BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602) on its voyage, arrived in Manila South Harbor early Sunday morning. Both left Jinhae Naval Base in Changwon City, South Korea last August 12.

The former South Korean corvette has the distinction of being the the most heavily-armed and powerful surface combatant of the Philippine Navy (PN) to date.

BRP Conrado Yap ,is armed with two 76mm Oto Melara automatic guns, two Oto Breda 40mm light cannons, and two triple torpedo tubes, making it capable of dealing with surface, sub-surface and air threats, according to Philippine Fleet commander, Rear Admiral Giovanni Bacordo.

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