LOOK: PHL’s tenth multi-role vessel from Japan

A photo of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)’s tenth and final Parola-class Multi-role Response Vessel ordered from Japan Marine United through the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) for PCG Phase 1 was uploaded in Twitter by @zakogumo on August 14.

The said vessel will be officially known as BRP Cape Engano (MMRV-4411) in coastguard service.

Under MSCIP for PCG Phase 1, the Philippine government ordered 10 44-meter multi-role ships from Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United. The contract was awarded in April 2015.

MSCIP for PCG Phase 1 was funded through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) official development assistance (ODA) loan.

The first Parola-class MRRV, BRP Tubbataha (MRRV-4401) was commissioned in October 2016.

MSCIP for PCG Phase 2 – which involves 2 heavy weather, high endurance 94-meter MRRVs – is also in the pipeline.

Loan agreement to finance MSCIP for PCG Phase 2 was signed by Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and JICA president Shinichi Kitaoka during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Japan in October 2016.

Sources: https://mobile.twitter.com/zakogumo/status/1029378082619027457; http://dotr.gov.ph/images/Foreign_Assisted_Projects/2014/PCG_VesselMaritimeSafety/noa_pcg.pdf; https://www.dof.gov.ph/taxreform/index.php/2016/10/28/phl-secures-16-5-b-yen-loan-from-japan-to-boost-maritime-safety-capability/; https://www.facebook.com/Maxdefense/photos/a.119059604931372.1073741828.117625771741422/792274617609864/?type=3&theater