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S. Korea shipbuilder cuts steel for PH Navy’s 2nd guided-missile frigate

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has held a steel cutting ceremony for the Philippine Navy's second guided-missile frigate (P160) on Monday. A ceremony was held at the Shin Hwa Tech in Pohang City, South Korea, the Philippine Navy said in a news release on Wednesday. The Navy delegation was led by Capt. Sergio Bartolome. The HHI project manager and staff, as well as representatives from Lloyds Shipping Center and Shin Hwa were also present at the ceremony. The keel-laying of the first frigate (P159) will be held on October 16. It is expected to be delivered in 2020, while the second would be in 2021. The purchase for the P18-billion controversial frigates...Keep on reading: S. Korea shipbuilder cuts steel for PH Navy’s 2nd guided-missile frigate.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 19th, 2018Related News

Navy to probe frigate incident in Hasa-Hasa Shoal

THE PHILIPPINE NAVY is set to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the grounding of the frigate BRP Gregorio Del Pilar […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2018Related News

Out of proportion

It was unfortunate enough that the Philippine Navy frigate BRP Gregorio del Pilar ran aground Wednesday on the shoal of the Spratly Islands in the disputed area of the West Philippine Sea. What is even more unfortunate is that vested interests are apparently trying to capitalize on the offer of China for assistance to drive […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2018Related News

Private tugboats sent to rescue Navy ship 4 days after running aground in West PH Sea 

FOUR days after a Philippine frigate ran aground in the area of the West Philippine Sea, authorities are still trying to extricate the ship. Two tugboats from private firms have been tapped although several countries, including the US, China and South Korea, offered to provide equipment that would remove the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15), [...] The post Private tugboats sent to rescue Navy ship 4 days after running aground in West PH Sea  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Sep 2nd, 2018Related News

China in talks with Philippines on recovery of grounded frigate amid sea feud

China on Friday said it is in talks with the Philippines on matters related to the retrieval of a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the contested South China Sea......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

China in talks with Philippines on recovery of grounded frigate amid sea feud

China on Friday said it is in talks with the Philippines on matters related to the retrieval of a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the contested South China Sea. Source link link: China in talks with Philippines on recovery of grounded frigate amid sea feud.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 1st, 2018Related News

Philippines Informs China of Grounded Frigate Amid Sea Feud

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Two officials say the Philippines has notified China about a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the South China Sea to avoid any misunderstanding because the incident.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

Philippines Informs China of Grounded Frigate Amid Sea Feud

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Two officials say the Philippines has notified China about a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the South China Sea to avoid any misunderstanding because the incident.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

Philippine navy ship runs aground in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine navy frigate has run aground on a shoal in the disputed South China Sea and efforts are underway to retrieve it and its crew, who were unhurt. Military spoke.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsAug 31st, 2018Related News

PH Navy special operations group to join US, others in maritime drills

The Philippine Navy has deployed its special operations group to take part in annual maritime exercises with the United States and other Southeast Asian countries aimed at building maritime domain awareness in the region.   The Philippines, according to Cmdr. Jonathan Zata, the Navy spokesperson, is participating in the 17th Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (Seacat) exercises, which started on Monday.   "We have earmarked one patrol ship and a fast frigate plus aircraft and teams from our naval special operations group, all currently deployed at the area of responsibility of Naval Forces West based in Puerto Princesa City," Zata said Thursday.   Ex...Keep on reading: PH Navy special operations group to join US, others in maritime drills.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 31st, 2018Related News

Philippine navy ship runs aground in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – A Philippine navy frigate has run aground on a shoal in the disputed South China Sea and efforts are underway to retrieve it and its crew, who were unhurt. Military spoke Source link link: Philippine navy ship runs aground in disputed waters.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 31st, 2018Related News

PHL Navy frigate ran aground in West Philippine Sea - GMA News

PHL Navy frigate ran aground in West Philippine Sea - GMA News.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsAug 30th, 2018Related News

Ship happens: PTV sorry for frigate photo foul-up - Philippine Star

Ship happens: PTV sorry for frigate photo foul-up - Philippine Star.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsAug 8th, 2018Related News

Ship happens: PTV sorry for frigate photo foul-up

State-run People's Television has apologized for using an edited photo of a Chinese ship to represent a Philippine Navy frigate......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 8th, 2018Related News

First it was ‘pepedederalismo,’ now it’s the ‘PH frigate’ fiasco

LESS than 24 hours after the federalism video fiasco of Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson comes another — this time from state-run PTV-4, which posted on Facebook “manipulated” photos of a Chinese frigate bearing the Philippine flag. But even before the ship could sail to Libya where President Rodrigo said it would go [...] The post First it was ‘pepedederalismo,’ now it’s the ‘PH frigate’ fiasco appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsAug 7th, 2018Related News

Not first time photoshopped warship picture surfaced on the news

State-run People’s Television Network had used a photoshopped warship in its report about President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to deploy a Navy frigate to Libya to assist in the retrieval of hostaged Filipinos. Facebook page Philippine Defense Forces Forum took screenshots of PTV’s “Ulat Bayan” report showing the supposed Navy frigate. “Shame on you PTV for broadcasting altered […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopAug 7th, 2018Related News

Duterte may deploy warship to save Filipinos in Libya

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he might send the navy's most modern frigate to waters off Libya in a bid to 'save' three Filipinos and a South Korean kid.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsAug 4th, 2018Related News

Duterte mulls sending frigate to Libya

President Duterte vowed to send a frigate to Libya in an effort to secure the release of three Filipino engineers who were kidnapped along with a South Korean national in the North African country early last month......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 3rd, 2018Related News

France challenges Beijing, sails ships in South China Sea

PARIS -- France is increasing its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region, sending warships through the South China Sea and planning air exercises to help counter China’s military build-up in disputed waters. In late May, the French assault ship Dixmude and a frigate sailed through the disputed Spratly Islands and….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2018Related News

PH Navy to join US sea drills in Hawaii

THE Philippine Navy will be participating for the first time in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (Rimpac) led by the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet off Hawaii, its spokesman said on Sunday. Capt. Lued Lincuna said that a landing dock ship, one frigate and one Agusta Westland helicopter would deployed to the Rimpac drills. Lincuna [...] The post PH Navy to join US sea drills in Hawaii appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2018Related News