PHL Navy officially receives, commissions BRP Conrado Yap to service

The Philippine Navy today officially accepted and commissioned to Navy service former South Korean Pohang-class corvette Chungju, now BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) during a ceremony in Jinhae Naval Base in South Korea.

Philippine Navy photo via @FMangosingINQ

Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad led the Navy delegation during the ceremony.

BRP Davao del Sur, which will sail home with BRP Conrado Yap, arrived in South Korea on August 2 after its visit to Vladivostok, Russia.

According to Philippine Navy, BRP Davao del Sur’s visit to Jinhae Naval Base “underscores the deepening and dynamic relationship between the PN and ROKN that diplomatic clearance for BRP Davao Del Sur to visit Jinhae Naval Base was approved even on such a short notice.”