PCG to get 4 fast patrol boats, one offshore patrol vessel

The Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) will soon have four 24-meter patrol boats and one 84-meter offshore patrol vessel.

French shipbuilder OCEA said the smaller boats will be based on the company’s FPB 72 MKII design while the larger patrol vessel will be based on the OPV 270 design.

“The transition to this new size of vessels represents a great performance for OCEA, who substantially invested in its production facilities and design capabilities in 2015,” the company said.

The ordered ships will be built in the new facilities of OCEA shipyard in Les Sables d’Olonne. The four FPB 72 are scheduled for delivery in 2018 while the OPV 270 is to be delivered in 2019. –navaltoday.com