One in all two 97-meter multi-role response vessels (MRRVs), the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) greatest acquisitions, arrived at Port Space, Manila on Saturday. The MRRVs are modeled after the Japan Coast Guard Kunigami-class vessels and might be deployed to assist the continuing operations of the PCG Job Power Pagsasanay (Workouts) that conducts anti-terrorism and anti-piracy simulation. The MRRV-9701 has a most pace of not lower than 24 knots, an endurance of not lower than 4,000 nautical miles, and is able to conducting sustained maritime patrols, in accordance with a information launch. It is going to be commissioned into the Philippine Coast Guard service as “Barko Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) TERESA MAGBANUA (MRRV-9701)” in March 2022.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)’s largest vessel acquisition thus far, Multi-Function Response Vessel (MRRV)-9701 performed its official sea trials on the neighborhood waters off Japan on 25 to twenty-eight January 2022. Sea trials are initiated to measure a vessel’s efficiency and common seaworthiness. The check included gauging the vessel’s pace, maneuverability, performance of kit, and security options. These MRRV’s modeled after the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) Kunigami-class vessels are anticipated to enhance the PCG’s maritime safety and maritime security capabilities.


Philippine Coast Guard Multi-role Response Vessel MRRV 9701 Arrives at Port Space, Manila

The acquisition of latest vessels is a breakthrough in direction of the federal government’s thrust of modernizing and upgrading the nation’s maritime security and border safety. The Maritime Security Functionality Enchancment Challenge Section II (MSCIP Section 2) is a Japanese-assisted mission funded by an Official Improvement Help (ODA) Mortgage from the Japan Worldwide Cooperation Company (JICA) amounting to roughly JPY 16,455,000,000 (JPY 16.5 billion). The contract between the DOTr and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for the design, development, and supply of the 2 97-meter MRRVs amounting to JPY 14,550,000,000 (JPY 14.6 billion) was signed on 27 December 2019 and have become efficient on 08 Could 2020.

DOTr Assistant Secretary for Maritime, Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr. and PCG Officer-in-Cost, Vice Admiral Eduardo Fabricante, led officers and personnel in welcoming the ship. “Lubos po kaming nagagalak dahil nandito na ang pinakamalaking barko ng Philippine Coast Guard. Nagpapasalamat kami sa ating mahal na Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte at kay Division of Transportation Secretary Artwork Tugade sa kanilang patuloy na pag-agapay at pag-suporta sa modernisasyon ng (We’re very pleased with the largest ship of the Philippine Coast Guard. We thank our expensive President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Transportation Secretary Artwork Tugade for his or her continued assist to modernize the) PCG,” Fabricante stated throughout the welcome ceremony.