The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)’s 83-meter Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), the future BRP Gabriela Silang, built by French shipbuilder OCEA is scheduled to be leaving France on December 20, Rizal Day.
This was announced by Department of Transportation (DOTr) after the Change of Flag Ceremony was held on December 18.
Philippine Ambassador to France Her Excellency Ma. Theresa Lazaro led the said ceremony together with Philippine contingent.
The ceremony marked the first time the OPV hoisted the national flag, and will now be under the official ownership of the Republic of the Philippines.
The future BRP Gabriela Silang is expected to arrive in Philippine on February 10, 2020.