54-year old water fighting asset of the Philippines is currently at the Albay Gulf

BRP San Andres Commanding Officer John Percie Alcos said it is hailed as the hardest working sea vessel as it remains on patrol at the Benham Rise and Exclusive Economic Zones of the country’s territorial waters to ensure maritime safety, security and protection against threats and hostilities.

With the battlecry “Semper Paratus” or “Always ready,” the BRP San Andres is designed to withstand heavy weather and rough sea operations and high endurance/long range missions. 

Armed with anti-air and anti-surface warfares, fire support and flight operation platform, the command and control warship vessel has monitored and challenged 246 vessels including Malaysian Navy warships, China Coastguard vessels, 176 foreign merchant vessels and 89 local merchant vessels.

Naval Forces Southern Luzon (NAVFORSOL) Commander Comm. Alfonso F. Torres Jr. further assures the readiness of the PH Navy to respond to the needs of the people.

“The NAVFORSOL is just here, ready to help and serve you in whatever way we can. Andito lang kami,” he said.

The Navforsol – Philippine Navy has opened the BRP San Andres for a ship tour today as part of the effort to strengthen collaboration among stakeholders in ensuring maritime protection and stability. I via PIA Albay

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