PHL coast guard in talks with maker of Israeli fast patrol craft

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is in talks with Israel Shipyards on the Shaldag Mk II fast patrol craft, Jane’s said in a report.

Jane’s said that a senior service official in an interview at the IMDEX 2019 defence and maritime exhibition has confirmed that a meeting between PCG officials and Israel Shipyards was held at the same event on May 14.

“Some of the matters that we discussed include the types of engines that can be fitted on the Shaldag Mk II. We very much prefer the brands of engines that are currently already in service on our coastguard boats, so we wanted more confirmation on this,” Israel Shipyards senior official said as quoted by Jane’s.