During the 115th anniversary of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), President Duterte thanked Japan for its continued assistance to the country. President Rodrigo Duterte also inaugurates BRP Tubbataha, a Japan-made patrol ships that will boost the Philippine Coast Guards’ capability to patrol our shores.

Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa attended the said ceremony at the PCG headquarters in Port Area, Manila October 12.

BRP Tubbataha is the first of ten Japan-made Parola-class 44-meter patrol vessels.

The Philippine government has ordered 10 Parola-class patrol vessels from Japan through the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) Phase I. Parola-class patrol vessel is a 44-meter Multi-Role Response Vessel (MRRV) built by Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United (JMU).

The second Parola-class patrol vessel is expected to sail to the Philippines this December and will be named as BRP Malabrigo (MRRV-4402). Succeeding deliveries are expected every quarter until completion of 10 units in 2018.


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