The Philippine Coast Guard welcomed its second Parola-class 44-meter multi-role response vessel, BRP Malabrigo (MMRV-4402) at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force Pier 13, Manila today, December 8. Transportation Undersecretary for Maritime Sector, Felipe A. Judan attended the occasion as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
She was named after the Malabrigo Point Lighthouse situated in Lobo, Batangas. BRP Malabrigo is the second of ten ordered Parola-class patrol vessel.
The Coast Guard named these vessels after the primary lighthouses in the country to denote their significance as one of the navigational aids in the maritime industry. Parola-class patrol vessels are 44-meter Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRV) being built by Japan Marine United under the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project for the Philippine Coast Guard Phase 1 (MSCIP).
MSCIP I was awarded to Japan Marine United last year. BRP Tubbataha, the first Parola-class patrol vessel was delivered in August 2016, deliveries are expected every quarter until completion of 10 units in 2018.
The said project was funded through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan signed in 2013.
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