The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has taken delivery of a new Japanese-built patrol vessel in Manila on December 8.
The new vessel, Malabrigo (MRRV-4402), is the second in the Parola-class patrol vessel series of 10 new 44-meter multi-role response vessels (MRRV) being built and delivered by the Japan Marine United Corporation
(JMUC) Yokohama shipyard in Japan.
The vessel, named after the Malabrigo Point Lighthouse situated in Lobo, Batangas
, will be an additional floating asset to the search and rescue vessels currently being utilized by the Philippine Coast Guard. The new vessel will further strengthen the agency’s capability in functions such as the law enforcement
, security, search and rescue, environmental protection and safety administration within the country’s maritime domain.
Eight additional MRRVs will be built for the PCG and will also be named after the primary lighthouses in the country.