SoKor-donated PHL Navy corvette set to sail home August 5

SoKor-donated PHL Navy corvette set to sail home August 5

Good news for the Philippine Navy (PN) and for the Philippines in general.
A significant leap in knowledge and technological know how for the hardworking men of the Philippine Navy.

The BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39), formerly the South Korean Pohang-class corvette "Chungju" (PCC-762), will be coming home, it will set sail August 5 after handover ceremonies.
(photo credit to PNA)
This information was disclosed by Department of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana when sought by reporters for updates.

"Yes, the BRP Conrado Yap, a Pohang-class donated by the South Korean government will be handed over to the FOIC (flag officer in command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad), (Philippine) Navy on August 5 and will sail for the Philippines immediately thereafter. This is a second-hand, refurbished frigate,"  as quoted by the Philippine News Agency (PNA)

The South Korean Pohang-class corvette "Chungju" (PCC-762) was formally donated to the Philippines in 2014.

PN spokesperson Captain Jonathan Zata said the BRP Conrado Yap is now undergoing preparations to sail home at Jinhae, Gyeongsang-namdo, South Korea.
The BRP Conrado Yap will be escorted home by the strategic sealift vessel(SSV), BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602), which is now on its way to South Korea after attending Russian Navy Day celebrations in Vladivostok in Russia last week.
"(BRP) Davao Del Sur will sail with her (on the way home). She is on her way now (to South Korea)," he added. Upon arrival and commissioning by the PN, the BRP Conrado Yap will boost the Navy's anti-submarine and anti-surface capabilities.

As per PNA the BRP Conrado Yap :

-      measures 88.3 meters long, with a beam of 10 meters and draft of 2.9 meters. Displacement is at 1,216 tons full load. The ship is rated for a crew of 118 personnel and can sustain operational presence for 20 days.
-      vessel's Combined Diesel or Gas (CODOG) propulsion configuration of Motor Transport Unit (MTU) diesel engines and LM2500 gas turbine with controllable pitch propellers (CPP) enable the ship to move to a maximum speed of 25 knots to a distance of 4,000 nautical miles.

-       armed with two Oto Melara 76mm Oto Melara main guns, a 30mm automatic cannons, anti-submarine torpedoes and variety of sensors, including sonars, and radars.

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Report from PNA

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