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PCG "Medium" MRRV requirement
« on: September 27, 2016, 06:52:51 PM »
What are the official PCG vessel size requirements (from publicly available documents)?

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This is from www.offshorepatrolasia.com as presented by the PCG during the Annual OPV Asia Pacific

"Three Circular of Requirements of the PCG:"

* 15-25 meter vessel
* 35-45 meter vessel
* 80-125 meter vessel (OPV)

From available public documents, the closest acquisition plan / wishlist of the PCG that's similar to the PN's Desired Force Mix comes from the Philippine APEC Counter-Terrorism Action Plan Philippine APEC Counter-Terrorism Action Plan.

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"Need to acquire the following surface assets: two (2) 100-meter high endurance vessels, 13 30-56 meter multi-role response vessels, four (4) buoy tenders and 20 fast assault/interdiction crafts." - Asia-Pacific Economic Copperation (APEC) document, July 2011



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Re: PCG "Medium" MRRV requirement
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 07:06:29 PM »
JICA and GOP sign agreement for ODA for the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) of the PCG Phase 1.

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December 16, 2013

JICA and GOP sign agreement for ODA on maritime safety

December 14 -- The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a 18.732 billion Japanese Yen loan agreement with the Government of the Philippines to further boost maritime safety and enhance the capabilities of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

This follows the formal signing of the exchange of notes between President Benigno S. Aquino III and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) on the sidelines of the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation in Tokyo. The loan agreement was signed by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and JICA President Akihiko Tanaka.

Said support is covered by the Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) under Japan's official development assistance loan agreement with the Philippines.

The ODA loan project involves the construction of ten 40-meter Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs) that is set to augment the Philippine Coast Guard Fleet operations. The said MRRVs are expected to contribute to maritime safety, maritime law enforcement, monitoring, pollution control, disaster response, and among others. Advanced shipbuilding technologies from Japan will be adopted in the construction of the vessels. Further, the project would also involve human resource development of PCG to improve skills in operating and maintaining the MRRVs.

"This initiative combines enhancing the Philippine capability on search and rescue responsibilities with disaster response and maritime safety. Since the Philippines is an archipelago, maritime safety is critical to the country's socio-economic development," said Takahiro Sasaki, JICA Chief Representative in the Philippines.

It can be recalled that during Prime Minister Abe's visit in Manila last July, he expressed his support towards Philippine maritime safety.

JICA has long supported the initiatives of PCG. Among the notable projects undertaken by JICA and PCG are the provision of vessels, rescue equipment, training facilities, communication systems, and maritime safety equipment. JICA also dispatched experts from the Japan Coast Guard (stationed in the PCG office) as part of its technical cooperation assistance.

Recently, experts from JICA and Japan Coast Guard assisted PCG in controlling the oil spill in Estancia, Iloilo after a power barge ran aground due to Typhoon Yolanda.

For the past years, maritime accidents in the Philippines have been due to increase in passenger and freight transport, improper operations, and natural disasters. Consequently, maritime crime has also risen as passengers increase, making maritime security efforts focus on smuggling, and illegal fishing among others.

http://www.jica.go.jp/philippine/english/office/topics/news/131216.html

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Re: PCG "Medium" MRRV requirement
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 07:42:05 PM »
Picture from a June 4, 2015 Marubeni press release:



With some MRRV specifications:


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Re: PCG "Medium" MRRV requirement
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2016, 08:03:09 PM »
http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/11-news/1318-japan-to-hand-over-the-1st-mrrv-to-pcg

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The Philippine Coast Guard formally received the first multi-role response vessel BRP Tubbataha from the Japan Government today after her Arrival and Blessing Ceremony at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force, Pier 13, South Harbor in Manila at 9am.

The 44-meter vessel was named after Lighthouse Tubbataha which is located in Tubbataha Marine National Park, Palawan.

She departed Japan on August 11 with two (2) PCG officers and ten (10) non-officers onboard.

Nine (9) more MRRVs will be built by the Japan Marine United Corporation (JMUC) Yokohama Shipyard for the Coast Guard and will also be named after the primary lighthouses in the country to denote the important role of the lighthouse as an aid to navigation to mariners.

http://www.rappler.com/nation/143481-japan-rescue-ship-arrives-ph

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard on Thursday, August 18, welcomed the arrival of its brand new multi-role vessel from Japan which will augment its search and rescue assets, as well as its patrols in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Upon its arrival at the Port of Manila, it was inspected by the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Bureau of Immigration (BOI), and Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ).

The PCG said the vessel is equipped with special features for search and rescue missions, and maritime security and law enforcement operations such fire monitors, night vision camera, radio direction finder, and a work boat.

The navigational bridge of the vessel is bullet-proof. (LOOK: PH Coast Guard gets new rescue ship from Japan)

PCG spokesman Commander Armand Balilo said 9 more brand-new MRRVs from Japan will be built for the PCG. Succeeding vessels will be delivered quarterly beginning December 2016, until the final MRRV arrives in August 2018.

The MRRVs will be deployed to various PCG districts across the Philippines, including Manila, La Union, and Puerto Princesa.

The vessels will have a standard cruising speed of 16 knots (30 km/h), and a range of 1,500 nautical miles (2,778 kilometers).



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Re: PCG "Medium" MRRV requirement
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 04:30:03 PM »
For archiving purposes, courtesy of the Tanod Baybayin ng Pilipinas FB page (https://www.facebook.com/TanodBaybayinNgPilipinas/posts/1073553666076275):

The second Multi-Role Response Vessel of the PCG is expected to sail to Philippines this December and will be named as BRP Malabrigo (MRRV-4402). BRP Tubbataha (MRRV-4401), meanwhile, is now ready for her commissionship on October 12 during the celebration of the 115th Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Coast Guard.









This is the parola that inspired the MRRV-4402 name and is located in the southern Batangas. From the lakwatsero travel website:




https://www.google.com.ph/maps/place/Malabrigo+Lighthouse,+Lobo,+Batangas/@13.5987041,121.2602719,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x33bd1ff5f52819e7:0xfff5db63727df2a0!8m2!3d13.5986943!4d121.2625025


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Re: PCG "Medium" MRRV requirement
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 01:01:02 PM »
http://www.janes.com/article/64351/japan-launches-second-mrrv-for-philippine-coast-guard


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Japan launches second MRRV for Philippine Coast Guard
Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - IHS Jane's Navy International
05 October 2016

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The Philippine Coast Guard's second multirole response vessel has been launched
Service is on track to receive one new platform of the type every quarter until mid-2018

Japanese shipbuilder Japan Maritime United Corporation (JMUC) has launched the second multirole response vessel (MRRV) on order for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the service's public affairs office confirmed with IHS Jane's on 5 October.

The 44 m platform, which has been named Malabrigo with pennant number 4402, was launched on 4 October at JMUC's shipyard in Yokohama.

Malabrigo is part of 10 MRRVs ordered under a PHP8.8 billion (USD181 million) contract signed between the Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), and JMUC in 2015. The first-of-class, Tubbataha (4401), arrived in the Philippines in August 2016.

According to specifications provided by JMUC, the vessel, which can accommodate a crew of 25, including five officers, is powered by two MTU 12V 4000 M93L diesel engines, and has a standard cruising speed of 15 kt.

However, a JMUC public relations group official who IHS Jane's contacted via email on 5 October declined to reveal Malabrigo's expected delivery and commissioning schedules citing confidentiality issues.

The PCG is currently scheduled to commission lead ship Tubbataha in October 2016 on the occasion of the service's founding anniversary. Upon induction, the ships are expected to take on constabulary and search-and-rescue (SAR), and fishery resources protection duties.

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Re: PCG "Medium" MRRV requirement
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2016, 10:12:01 PM »
Php 8.8 Billion for a 10-ship buy of 44M boats? That's very cheap considering some of the contracts DOTr regularly gets itself into... PCG should think about asking Duterte for more ships to patrol our coastlines and territorial waters against drug ships... but totally not against Chinese CG *winkwinknudgenudge*

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Re: PCG "Medium" MRRV requirement
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2016, 02:29:08 PM »
Php 8.8 Billion for a 10-ship buy of 44M boats? That's very cheap considering some of the contracts DOTr regularly gets itself into... PCG should think about asking Duterte for more ships to patrol our coastlines and territorial waters against drug ships... but totally not against Chinese CG *winkwinknudgenudge*

I agree it's relatively cheap considering there are spare parts included and maintenance best practices training involved before its operation.

I believe we should push for a lot more of these ships. As the main concern of the Japanese of proper training of crews and maintenance personnel limit the ships to ten initially, I believe the PCG should lobby for more of these Medium MRRVs immediately as well as more of the Large MRRVs. We should remember that we have 12 Coast Guard Districts, and at least 63 CG stations and 238 CG detachments.

At least for now, the PCG is recruiting hundreds by the year to cover personnel shortfalls. BTW, trying not to be a smart ass or something, it's actually Php 9.267 billion for the whole shebang.

http://www.neda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NEDA-Board-Approved-Projects-as-of-Sept-2016.pdf

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Re: PCG "Medium" MRRV requirement
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2016, 01:59:42 PM »
http://www.janes.com/article/64998/philippine-coast-guard-relies-on-rohde-schwarz-equipment-for-its-new-patrol-boats

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Philippine Coast Guard relies on Rohde & Schwarz equipment for its new patrol boats
Rohde & Schwarz - Defence Industry Press Releases
28 October 2016

Philippine Coast Guard relies on Rohde & Schwarz equipment for its new patrol boats

Cutting-edge communications and radio reconnaissance technology will enable the Philippine Coast Guards new Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs) to securely and efficiently execute law enforcement, anti-piracy, search & rescue and similar missions.

Munich, October 28, 2016 The Philippine Coast Guard has selected Rohde & Schwarz to provide secure communications and radio monitoring equipment that will greatly enhance the reconnaissance, pursuit and communications capabilities of its ten new Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRV) that will be deployed in Philippine waters.

The first MRRV arrived in the Philippines in August 2016. The project is the result of a cooperative venture. Rohde & Schwarz subsidiaries in the Philippines and in Japan worked closely together to coordinate the on-board integration of this equipment on all vessels.

Rohde & Schwarz solutions include both R&S M3SR Series4400 and Series4100 software defined radios, which ensure secure voice and data communications. The R&S M3SR Series4400 radios provide continuous AM and FM transmission coverage in the VHF and UHF frequency range from 100 MHz to 512 MHz. The R&S M3SR Series4100 radios deliver reliable and easy to set up shortwave communications.

An automatic message handling system is also part of the package. The MRRVs will have situational awareness through the Map Track, email, chat and file transfer features of the R&S Postman III software. R&S Postman III enables efficient data transmission over radio networks by supporting IP-based applications. It has been optimized for communications over HF and VHF/UHF radio networks with variable data rates. Because it is IP-based, it can interface with standard IP infrastructures such as LAN/WAN and SatCom.

The R&S DDF205 monitors radio emissions from 8 kHz to 6 GHz and covers direction finding of signals ranging from 20 MHz to 3 GHz. The R&S DDF205 combines the new, highly integrated R&S EB500 monitoring receiver with the accurate correlative interferometer DF method. This unique combination offers precise radio direction finding with sensitive radio monitoring capabilities. The R&S DDF205 is compact and has low power consumption. It also features wideband DF antennas and the ability to be powered from a DC source.

The Philippine Coast Guard has enjoyed working with a world-class company such as Rohde & Schwarz on this project, says Lino Dabi, Assistant Secretary for Maritime of the Department of Transportation. The coast guards goal is to equip its other vessels with the same kind of equipment so they too can benefit from the operational advantage of world class technology. The coast guard expects to improve operational efficiency and maintenance as a result of having common and compatible equipment on board the vessels and at shore sites.

Rohde & Schwarz

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Re: PCG "Medium" MRRV requirement
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2018, 07:20:33 PM »
The last of the Phase 1 Parola class, Cape Engaño's sea trials:

Courtesy of AGC Video: MRRV-4411 Sea Trials in Japan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGnReDV8sCE