PHL to commission 2 new patrol assets from France tomorrow

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will be commissioning two 24-meter Fast Patrol Boat type OCEA FPB72 Mark II built by French shipbuilder OCEA.

The commissioning event is scheduled on October 15.

“The Philippine Coast Guard will commission its newest acquisitions, 24-meter Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Boracay (FPB 2401) and BRP Panglao (FPB 2402), named after prominent Philippine islands known for their tourism aesthetic and environmental features,” PCG said.

The Philippines ordered a total of 4 OCEA FPB72 Mark II boats.

“The last two boats are expected to be delivered next month,” PCG said.