PCG prepares for 2 large patrol vessel, undergoes Japan-led workshop

A number Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officers and personnel have undergone a workshop on vessel strategic operation and maintenance planning conducted by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) virtually on August 6.

The said workshop was held as part of preparation for the arrival of two 97-meter multi-role response vessel (MRRV) ordered from Japan, the PCG said.

“The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) commissioned JCG to train selected PCG officers and personnel, specifically those who are directly involved in the operations, ships and aircraft engineering, and Coast Guard Surface Support Force units headed by its Commander, Rear Admiral Allan Victor T Dela Vega,” the PCG said.

“During the virtual activity, the JCG discussed the formulation of operation plan and conduct of maintenance for its floating assets. For its part, the PCG shared an overview regarding its current operations status on the mentioned subjects,” PCG noted.

“With the vast experience of JCG in operating large fleet of patrol vessels, the workshop allowed PCG officers and personnel to acquire knowledge and best practices in enhancing its capability in operating and maintaining existing and upcoming vessels — thereby improving its performance in upholding maritime security, maritime law enforcement, and maritime search and rescue,” it noted.