03 Desember 2016

BRP Andres Bonifacio to Arrive on Dec. 8

03 Desember 2016

BRP Andres Bonifacio PF-17 (photo : US Navy)

MANILA — The country's third Hamilton-class cutter, the BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17), is scheduled to arrive to the country on Dec. 8 at the Manila South Harbor.

This was confirmed by Philippine Navy flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Roland Joseph Mercado in an interview with the PNA during the sidelights of the Department of National Defense's 77th founding anniversary Tuesday.

"She's a beautiful ship, so be there when she arrives," Mercado said.

BRP Andres Bonifacio is expected to boost the Navy's capability to conduct "territorial patrols" within the nation's exclusive economic zone.

"FF-17 is a significant addition to the Navy' inventory of ships in order to boost the conduct of territorial patrol missions within our EEZ," PN spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said.

BRP Andres Bonifacio, the sister ship of BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz, is now in Guam for a three-day visit.

The frigate departed the US Coast Base in Alameda, California Nov. 1 (American time) and made reprovisioning stops in San Diego, California; Hawaii and finally Guam before proceeding to the Philippines.

The BRP Andres Bonifacio is formerly the USCGC Boutwell which was retired from US Coast Guard service last March 16 and handed to the Philippine Navy last July 21.


9 komentar:

  1. Congrats PN. This grandpa was built during cold war, just like our ahmad yani class aka van speijk class. i wish we're not decommissioned anytime soon, still loved it when turrets up!and blow some bullets..boom boomm

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  2. Indonesian are boastful. They have the most number of fatal accident on air from civilian to military plane.

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