BRP Jose Rizal completes voyage from South Korea

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Marine traffic monitoring sites have shown that Philippine Navy’s future BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) was entering Subic Bay. The Philippine Navy earlier said that the future FF-150 will arrive in Subic Anchorage Area, Zambales May 23. She departed South Korea on May 18.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the crew of the said frigate will complete 14-day quarantine.

Before officially entering the Philippine Navy service, the future FF-150 will undergo technical inspection to be done in Subic.

BRP Jose Rizal is the first of two multi-mission frigate ordered from South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

According to Philippine Navy, when commissioned, BRP Jose Rizal will provide the service with anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and electronic warfare capabilities.

Her sister ship, the future BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) is expected to be delivered by the end of this year.