Philippine Navy (PN) frigate BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15) will undergo upgrades of its communication, weapon, and fire-control systems while undergoing repair for the damage sustained on 29 August when it ran aground near Half Moon (also known as Hasa-Hasa) Shoal during a routine patrol in the South China Sea.
“Del Pilar is still undergoing bottom hull repairs and will be undocked as soon as repairs have been completed,” PN spokesperson Commander Jonathan Zata was quoted as saying on 5 November by the state-owned Philippines News Agency (PNA). “Propellers and related underwater appendages will be shipped to the United States for repairs.
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