PHL awards contract for 2 large Japanese patrol vessels

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has awarded Mitsubishi Shipbuilding a contract to design, build, and deliver 2 94-meter Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs) for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

The contract has an amount of JPY 14,550,000,000.00. According to the document shared to MaxDefense Philippines, the Notice of Award was signed January 17, 2020.

The acquisition is funded through a loan provided by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Phase II.

“The project involves the acquisition of two (2) heavy weather, high endurance 94-meter Multi-Role Response Vessels (MRRVs), to provide the PCG with vessels with a cruising range capability of 4,000 nautical miles, can be used in Sea-State 6 (wave height of up to 6 meters) in rough sea condition, and are capable to conduct continuous maritime patrol up to 15 days at 15 knots,” NEDA said.

MSCIP for PCG Phase I, also funded by Japanese soft loan, provided 10 44-meter MRRVs to PCG.