The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will be welcoming its first 44-meter Multi-role Response Vessel built by Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United (JMU) under the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) for PCG under the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).
“The Philippine Coast Guard will be holding an Arrival Ceremony for its very first 44-meter multi-role response vessel from Japan on August 18 at Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force, Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade as the Guest of Honor and Speaker,” the Coast Guard said.
The MSCIP for the PCG, providing 10 44-meter Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs), was awarded to Japan Marine United (JMU) last year. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed Japanese ODA loan agreement with Philippine government to provide funding for the said project in December 2013.
The first of ten 44-meter MRRV was formally named Tubbataha, one of the lighthouses in the Philippines situated in Tubbataha Marine National Park, Palawan.
From first delivery, succeeding deliveries are expected every quarter until completion of 10 units in 2018.
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