Coast Guard, BFAR sign agreement for operation of MMOVs, MCS patrol vessels

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) today, October 2 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) renewing their partnership for the operation and management of 14 units Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) patrol vessels and 2 units Multi-Mission Offshore Vessels (MMOVs).

The signing of agreement was held at PCG National Headquarters, Port Area, Manila.

PCG also noted that “the MOA strengthens the relationship between PCG and BFAR for another five years to create more efficient and effective enforcement of fisheries and maritime laws specifically those concerning the management, conservation, development, and protection of the country’s maritime environment and fisheries and aquatic resources.”

There are 2 MMOVs in active service, the BRP Lapu-Lapu and BRP Francisco Dagohoy, both constructed by Josefa Slipways Inc in Navotas.

The 2 MMOVs were commissioned to BFAR service on December 21, 2017.