October 15, 2017

Philippine Coast Guard Set to Receive 4 More Japan-Made Patrol Vessels

The Philippine Coast Guard is set to receive four more Japan-made Parola-class Multi-role Response Vessels (MRRV).This is after BRP Sindangan (MRRV-4407), the sixth patrol vessel in class, arrived at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force Pier 13 in Manila on October 11.

The Philippine government has a contract with Japan Marine United Corporation (JMUC) under PCG’s Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) Phase I, funded by JICA ODA loan, for the construction and delivery of 10 44-meter MRRVs.
These vessels are named after the primary lighthouses in the country to denote their significance as one of the navigational aids in the maritime industry.

Deliveries started in August 2016 followed by deliveries approximately every quarter until completion of 10 units in 2018, as stipulated in contract.

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