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BRP Cape Engaņo (MRRV-4411)
« on: August 29, 2018, 05:53:00 PM »
Japan-Philippines Security Ties in Focus with Patrol Vessels

The collaboration between the two countries in the maritime security domain was in the spotlight again recently.
By Prashanth Parameswaran
August 28, 2018

https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/japan-philippines-security-ties-in-focus-with-patrol-vessels/

Last week, the Philippines commissioned the last two of ten patrol vessels that it had been receiving from Japan. Though the development was part of an ongoing induction process that has been underway since 2016, it nonetheless once again highlighted the ongoing collaboration between the two countries in the maritime security domain.

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) had indicated that the MRRVs, which are 44 meters in length, have a standard cruising speed of 15 knots, and a range of 300 nautical miles, would be used for the PCG for a variety of purposes once they were delivered, including search and rescue operations, assistance in marine environment protection, law enforcement, relief, and transport. It would also fill some longtime gaps for Manila which faces a wide range of maritime security challenges

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Last week, this aspect of Japan-Philippine ties was in the spotlight again as the Philippine Coast Guard commissioned the two final Parola-class patrol vessels. The two ships, which have been named BRP Bagacay and BRP Cape Engaņo and assigned pennant numbers 4410 and 4411 respectively, were officially commissioned on August 23.

The commissioning of the final two vessels effectively represents the end of a two-year commissioning process for the whole class of new vessels. It is also yet another step forward for the PCG in this regard, which had indicated that it had wanted to be able to fully operate all of the vessels by the end of 2018 or early 2019 to full current maritime gaps and address some of the challenges that the Philippines faces in that domain.

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Re: BRP Cape Engaņo (MRRV-4411)
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 07:19:20 PM »