08 Agustus 2017
BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406) (photo : PCG)
Philippine Coast Guard’s fifth Japan-made 44-meter Parola-class Multi-role Response Vessel (MRRV) was formally received today at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), South Harbor, Port Area, Manila.
The vessel was named after the Suluan Lighthouse in Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406), is the fifth vessel built and delivered by Japan Marine United Corporation (JMUC) under PCG’s Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project (MSCIP) Phase I for 10 44-meter MRRVs.
Deliveries are expected every quarter until completion of 10 units in 2018.
“Five (5) more brand new MRRVs will be built for the PCG and will also be named after the primary lighthouses in the country to denote its significance as one of the navigational aids in the maritime industry,” PCG said.