The retired Pohang-class corvette, former ROKS Chungju (PCC-762) is undergoing dry-docking and repairs prior to its official turn over to the Philippine Navy.
“The dry-docking and other related repairs of ‘Pohang’ corvette are set to be completed in the second week of June, and turnover is estimated to be by the third week of the same month,” National Defense spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said as quoted by PNA.
Andolong also confirmed that the sailing crew who will man the corvette was sent off for South Korea mid February.
The corvette will be known as BRP Conrado Yap, named after Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea (PEFTOK) Medal of Valor awardee Philippine Army Captain Conrado Yap, in Philippine Navy service, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed earlier.
The ship is undergoing several works under different lots. Lot 1 with Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) of 24,719,628.09 million pesos is dedicated for procurement of Supply and Delivery of Logistical Requirements.
Lot 2 with ABC of 26,060,400.60 million pesos is dedicated for procurement of Supply and Installation of weapons, communication, electronics information system (WCEIS) Requirements.
Lot 3 with ABC of 118,909,802.54 million pesos is dedicated for procurement of Machinery and Other Related Repair.