PH Navy’s BRP Conrado Yap to secure Palawan waters

PH Navy’s BRP Conrado Yap to secure Palawan waters

The Philippine Navy is making sure its newest asset is fully maximized in the aspect of securing Philippine waters.

The PN’s anti-submarine corvette, the BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39), to help securing the waters of Palawan.

As per Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said the South Korean-donated warship is ideal for the "rough waters of Palawan"
The ship will also have the mission to help in eradicating piracy in the Celebes and Sulu Seas due to its proximity.

BRP Conrado Yap
(photo credit to owner)

The anti-submarine will augment one of the PN’s Del Pilar-class offshore patrol vessel and the World War II-era Rizal-class minesweepers securing the waters.

The Pohang-class corvettes, especially those designated as Flight II are armed with two 76mm Oto Melara automatic guns, two Oto Breda 40mm light cannons, depth-charge racks, and two triple torpedo tubes and surveillance systems like radar and sonar.

BRP Conrado Yap is the former Pohang-class corvette ROKS Chungju was formally turned over and commissioned to the PN last August 5 during short ceremonies at Jinhae Naval Base in Changwon City, South Korea.

The warship measures 88.3 meters long, with a beam of 10 meters and draft of 2.9 meters with displacement at 1,216 tons full load and is rated for a crew of 118 personnel and can sustain operational presence for 20 days.

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Report from PNA

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