Philippine Department of Transportatio (DOTr) and French shipbuilder OCEA Shipbuilding Corp. signed last week a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enhance Philippines’ shipbuilding capacity.
Transportation Secretary Art Tugade and OCEA President Roland Joassard signed the MOU.
In April, Tugade visited the shipyard of OCEA in Sables d’Olonne, France to inspect four 24-meter fast patrol boats ordered by Philippines for Philippine Coast Guard.
The Philippine government ordered four brand new 24-meter fast patrol boats (FPV 72 MKII) and one new 82-meter offshore patrol vessel (OPV 270 MKII) from OCEA.
The purchase is under Philippine Ports and Coast Capability Development Contract signed between the DOTr (formerly Department of Transportation and Communications-DOTC) and OCEA on September 2014 to modernize the Coast Guard’s fleet.
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