BRP Tarlac to undergo dry-dock, repairs

MANILA One of the two strategic sealift vessels of the Philippine Navy (PN), the BRP Tarlac (LD-601), will undergo dry-docking and other related repairs.

This was bared in a bid bulletin posted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System website by the PN Bids and Awards Committee Secretariat.

Dry-docking refers to repairs when a vessel is brought to a service yard so that the submerged portions of its hull can be cleaned or inspected.

The budget for the project is placed at PHP145.43 million.

Winning bidders must be able to complete the dry-docking and other related repairs by 120 days.

The issuance of the bidding document is from May 16 to June 6, said Bids and Awards Committee Secretariat head, Lt Raymond A. Roldan, in the bulletin.

BRP Tarlac has an overall length of 120 meters, breadth of 21 meters, draft of five meters and carry a payload of 2,800 tons.

She has a cruising speed of 13 knots and a maximum speed of 16 knots and a minimum operating range of 7,500 nautical miles.

The ship has a complement of 121 officers and enlisted personnel. BRP Tarlac was commissioned on PN service June 1, 2016.

She can carry 500 troops, two rigid-hull inflatable boats, two landing craft units and three helicopters. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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