From the Philippine Information Agency (Aug 9): New multi-role response vessel from Japan now in Manila
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) received on Monday its newest Multi-Role Response Vessel – Suluan (MRRV-4406) from Japan at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard, South Harbor, Port Area in Manila.
Commodore Joel S. Garcia PCG Ph.D., H.D., Al-Haj, Officer-in Charge of the Philippine Coast Guard lauded the men of BRP Suluan for bringing the ship safe inspite of typhoon in Southern Japan.
The MRRV- Suluan with assigned bow number 4406 is a 44-meter multi-role response vessel which was built and delivered by the Japan Marine United Corporation (JMUC) Yokohama shipyard in Japan.
She (ship) is named after the Suluan Lighthouse situated in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. She will be an additional floating asset to the search and rescue vessels being utilized by the Philippine Coast Guard to further strengthen the agency’s capability in the performance of its mandated functions such as the maritime law enforcement, maritime security, maritime search and rescue, marine environmental protection, and maritime safety administration within the country’s maritime domain.
According to PCG, five more brand new MRRVs will be built and will also be named after primary lighthouses in the country to denote its significance as one of the navigational aids in the maritime industry.