The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will commission to service two new Parola-class Multi-role Response Vessel (MRRV) built by Japan Marine United.
The commissioning ceremony will be held 9 am today, August 23 at PCG headquarters in Port Area Manila.
BRP Cape Engaño (MRRV 4411) and BRP Bagacay (MRRV 4410) are the two vessels to be commissioned. BRP Bagacay arrived May 31, while BRP Cape Engaño arrived August 20.
The commissioning of these two vessels completes the ten ordered 44-meter MRRVs through the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) for PCG Phase 1 funded mainly through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) official development assistance (ODA) loan.
The contract with Japan Marine United was awarded in April 2015. The first Parola-class MRRV, BRP Tubbataha (MRRV-4401) was commissioned in October 2016.