MANILA – Philippine Coast Guard or Tanod Baybayin ng Pilipinas (PCG) is Now looking the possibility to Upgrade two of ten 40-meter multi-role response vessels (MRRV) ordered from Japan Marine United Corporation to 80-meter class Patrol Vessel, PCG spokesperson Cmdr. Armand Balilo said
Longer vessels have the capability to conduct longer maritime patrolling in Philippine Waters Include West Philippine Sea Where the Chinese Coast Guard Ship Patrol over the Year
Japan Marine United Corporation won the bid for 10 40-meter Patrol Vessel against Sumidagawa Shipyard. Niigata Shipbuilding and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Department of Tranportation and Communication (DOTC) Project is known as Maritime Safety Capability Improvement where being implemented under Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan Agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency.
The Delivery of the Brandnew Patrol Ships of Philippine Coast Guard will start third quarter of 2016 up to 2018.
These vessels, will act as Seach and Rescue vessels within the PCG Districts area of responsibility (AOR)
the capability of floating assets deployed within the AOR of a PCG Station and help to enforce applicable maritime laws within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)