The Philippine Navy (PN) has allocated PHP2.863 million for the repair and maintenance of its five oldest patrol vessels.
Winning bidders are required to complete the repair within 45 calendar days.
These ships are the BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19), BRP Magat Salamat (PS-20), BRP Cebu (PS-28), BRP Pangasinan (PS-31), and the BRP Rizal (PS-74).
All of these vessels are of World War II vintage and are still being used for patrol and maritime surveillance by the Navy.
On the average, these ships are from 50 to 70 years old.
Pre-bid conference is slated at 1 p.m. on Aug. 30, at the Office of the PN Bids and Awards Committee, Naval Station Jose Francisco, Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City. (PNA)