05 Oktober 2016
The second Parola-class patrol vessel will be named as BRP Malabrigo (MRRV-4402) (photo : JCG)
The Philippine Coast Guard reported that its second Parola-class patrol vessel, 44-meter Multi-Role Response Vessel (MRRV), is expected to sail to the Philippines this December and will be named as BRP Malabrigo (MRRV-4402).
“BRP Tubbataha (MRRV-4401), meanwhile, is now ready for her commissionship on October 12 during the celebration of the 115th Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Coast Guard,” PCG said.
BRP Tubbataha was delivered in August 2016, succeeding deliveries are expected every quarter until completion of 10 units in 2018.
Japan, through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has granted the Philippine government Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan for the first phase of Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in 2013.
The said project is providing the PCG with 10 44-meter Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs).
Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of two (2) heavy weather, high endurance 94-meter Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs) under the MSCIP Phase II.