With three negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test results in seven mandatory quarantine days in South Korea, PN Frigate TIAC starts the final inspection of PN Frigate 2, the future BRP Antonio Luna (FF151), in Ulsan, South Korea on 25 January 2021.
For verification/validation is the contractors strict compliance to the agreed Technical Specifications and Build Specifications (TS&BS) in building and equipping PN Frigate 2. Initial reports from PN owners representative headed by Capt Sergio Bartolome PN state that PN Frigate 2 is almost 100% completed and has satisfactorily passed harbor and sea trials. However, due to travel restriction and production disruption caused by COVID-19 pandemic, some training activities and ILS deliveries have been delayed. Hence, completion dates and delivery schedules have been adjusted.
Final FAP TIAC inspection of PN Frigate 2 will be from 25 to 30 January 2021. If PN Frigate 2 is found compliant to TS&BS, PN FAP TIAC will issue the Certificate of Final Acceptance to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), as stipulated in the contract, before the team flies back to Manila on 30 January 2021.
The Frigate TIAC is headed by REAR ADMIRAL ALBERTO B CARLOS PN, the AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, J4. NAVY.MIL.PH