Two 94-meter patrol vessels for PH Coast Guard will be built by Japan

Two 94-meter patrol vessels for PH Coast Guard will be built by Japan

The modernization of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) continues.
A few months back PCG welcomed its newest and modern Offshore Patrol Vessel from France, it was formally commissioned as BRP Gabriela Silang.

And now in the tour of duty video report of recently retired PCG commandant Admiral Joel S. Garcia, a computer generated imagery of the country’s upcoming 94-meter multi-role response vessels (MRRVs) of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) was shown.
(photo credit to Maxdefense Page)

The said vessels will be coming from Japan, PCG will be receiving two (2) 94-meter MRRVs from Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. under a JPY14,550,000,000.00 contract signed February 7, 2020.
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding said the 2 MRRVs will be built at the Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Workscompletion and delivery date has been schedule sometime in 2022.

Japan granted a loan to the Philippines through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Phase II.

According to the ship builder the said MRRV’s will have the maximum speed of not less than 24 knots, with respect to endurance it will be not less than 4,000 nautical miles.
“Both vessels will be equipped with secured communication systems for Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance, helideck and a hangar for helicopter operations, an underwater remotely operated vehicle for subsurface search and survey, and high-speed rubber boats. They will contribute significantly to enhancing speed of response to maritime accidents or crimes on the high seas,” the shipbuilder Mitsubishi Shipbuilding said.

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