PNP Maritime Group to receive 22 High Speed Tactical Watercrafts

Philippine National Police (PNP) Police Regional Office 7 regional director Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro visited the building site of 22 units High Speed Tactical Watercraft (HSTW) ordered for PNP Maritime Group in Danao City, Cebu on October 15, 2020.

PRO 7 photo

According to PRO7, “each boat is powered by 3 outboard motors and able to reach speeds of more than 40 knots. It will be armed with 7.62 mm machineguns and/or automatic grenade launchers.”

“The high speed watercraft will further enhance maritime law enforcement and ensure public safety and internal security over Philippine territorial waters and rivers including ports of entry and exit and sustain the protection of the maritime environment,” it added.