Mitsubishi Shipbuilding awarded Philippine Coast Guard patrol vessel contract

Photo: Philippine Department of Transportation

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has been awarded a contract for the construction of two patrol vessels in a series for the Philippine Coast Guard.

The two multi-role response vessels (MRRVs) will each have a length of approximately 94 metres, a speed of 24 knots, and an endurance of 4,000 nautical miles. Missions will include maritime security within the waters of the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), search and rescue (SAR), and marine environmental protection.

The vessels will be the second class of MRRVs to enter service with the coast guard after the ten 44-metre Parola-class MRRVs delivered by Japan Marine United (JMU) from 2016 to 2018.

Once completed, the Mitsubishi-built MRRVs will be the largest vessels in the Philippine Coast Guard, surpassing the recently delivered 84-metre offshore patrol vessel (OPV) BRP Gabriela Silang.

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