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First 94-meter MRRV set to be launched on 28 July 2021
« on: July 26, 2021, 11:59:13 AM »
PCG’s FIRST 94-METER MULTI-ROLE RESPONSE VESSEL SET TO BE LAUNCHED IN JAPAN SHIPYARD

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The first of two (2) 94-meter multi-role response vessels (MMRVs) acquired by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) under the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project Phase II (MSCIP Phase 2) is set to be launched at the Shimonoseki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Japan on 28 July 2021.

The two MRRVs will be the largest vessels of the PCG’s fleet, once delivered. These MRRV's modeled after the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) Kunigami-class vessels are expected to improve the PCG's maritime security and maritime safety capabilities.

Each of the new MRRVs measure approximately 94 meters, has a maximum speed of not less than 24 knots, and an endurance of not less than 4,000 nautical miles. The ships are capable of conducting sustained maritime patrols in the country’s maritime jurisdictions, including the West Philippine Sea and Philippine Rise.

In addition, the two vessels will significantly boost the capabilities of the PCG in conducting maritime search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.

Through the accelerated construction of the Japanese shipbuilder, the first 94-meter MRRV is expected to arrive in Manila by March 2022, while the second vessel will arrive two months later or by May 2022. 

The addition of the two new MRRVs to the PCG’s fleet is welcomed by DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade who stressed that the acquisition of new vessels is a breakthrough towards the government's thrust of modernizing and upgrading the country's maritime safety and border protection.

“The modernization of Philippine Coast Guard has been going fast and quick and very meaningful. In fact, in this effort to make it quick, fast, and very meaningful, the government of Japan has contributed very much. And to which I express my appreciation for your continued support,” Secretary Tugade said.

The new vessels, according to the DOTr Secretary, will be of great help in responding to maritime incidents in the country's waters and exclusive economic zone (EEZ), such as in the conduct of search and rescue operations and maritime security patrols, as well as in the enforcement of marine environmental laws, among others.

For his part, PCG Commandant, Admiral George V Ursabia Jr noted that the addition of the two MRRVs – the biggest in the fleet – is a big stride in strengthening the country’s maritime security and maritime safety capabilities.

“We are making a milestone, not just for the Department of Transportation and Philippine Coast Guard, but also for the Philippines – acquiring the first-ever biggest ship for the Coast Guard. It is a 94-meter multi-role response vessel. It is a big stride in the development of our country in the context of maritime security and maritime safety,” Admiral Ursabia expressed.

The MSCIP Phase 2 is a Japanese-assisted project funded by an Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) amounting to approximately JPY 16,455,000,000 (JPY 16.5 billion).

The contract between the DOTr and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for the design, construction, and delivery of the two 94-meter MRRVs amounting to JPY 14,550,000,000 (JPY 14.6 billion) was signed on 27 December 2019 and became effective on 08 May 2020.

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Re: First 94-meter MRRV set to be launched on 28 July 2021
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 01:57:11 AM »
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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) launches one of the two 94-meter multi-role response vessel (MMRV) of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the largest of its fleet, that will boost the agency’s maritime security and safety capabilities.

Once delivered from the Shimonoseki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Japan, the MRRVs will be the largest vessels of the PCG’s fleet. These MRRV’s modeled after the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) Kunigami-class vessels (MMRVs) were acquired by the DOTr for the PCG under the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project Phase II (MSCIP Phase 2).

“What these vessels boast in their impressive size complement their functions. These vessels – so far the largest vessels of the PCG’s fleet – will greatly provide a much-needed boost to the maritime capabilities of our Coast Guard to further serve our people, secure our sovereignty, and protect our country,” said DOTr Secretary Art Tugade in his message delivered by PCG Commandant Admiral George Ursabia Jr in a virtual ceremony today, 26 July 2021.

Each of the new MRRVs measure approximately 94 meters, has a maximum speed of not less than 24 knots, and an endurance of not less than 4,000 nautical miles. The ships are capable of conducting sustained maritime patrols in the country’s maritime jurisdictions, including the West Philippine Sea and Philippine Rise.

“This modernized and upgraded fleet signals our burning desire to enhance the PCG’s ability to timely respond to maritime incidents, and strengthen our maritime law enforcement while securing our exclusive economic zones, including the West Philippine Sea and Philippine Rise,” Sec. Tugade added

 “It will also beef up the Philippines’ search and rescue missions as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations,” the DOTr Secretary further said.

For his part, PCG Commandant Ursabia noted that the addition of the two MRRVs – the biggest in the fleet – is a big stride in strengthening the country’s maritime security and maritime safety capabilities.

“We are making a milestone, not just for the Department of Transportation and Philippine Coast Guard, but also for the Philippines – acquiring the first-ever biggest ship for the Coast Guard. It is a 94-meter multi-role response vessel. It is a big stride in the development of our country in the context of maritime security and maritime safety,” Admiral Ursabia expressed.

The MSCIP Phase 2 is a Japanese-assisted project funded by an Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) amounting to approximately JPY 16,455,000,000 (JPY 16.5 billion).

The contract between the DOTr and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. For the design, construction, and delivery of the two 94-meter MRRVs amounting to JPY 14,550,000,000 (JPY 14.6 billion) was signed on 27 December 2019 and became effective on 08 May 2020. 
Through the accelerated construction of the Japanese shipbuilder, the first 94-meter MRRV is expected to arrive in Manila by March 2022, while the second vessel will arrive two months later or by May 2022. 

Gracing the ceremony are Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V; Ambassador of Japan to the Philippines Koshikawa Kazuhiko; National Security Adviser Germogenes Esperon Jr.; DOTr Usec. Raul del Rosario; DOTr Asec. Narciso Vingson Jr.; Deputy General Manager for Southeast Asia and Pacific Department of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Ms. Satoko Tanaka; President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Mr. Toru Kitamura; Philippine Coast Guard Project Management Office Captain Eugene Federico; Japan International Cooperation Agency Deputy General Manager for Southeast Asia and Pacific Department Ms. Satoko Tanaka; Representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency – Philippines Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. President & CEO Mr. Toru Kitamura;  officials of the Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.








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