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Philippine commissions first Boracay-class patrol vessels

16 October 2018

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has commissioned its first and second Boracay- (OCEA FPB 72 Mk II) class patrol vessels.

The boats, which have been named BRP Boracay (2401) and BRP Panglao (2402), respectively, were commissioned on 15 October at the National Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard in Manila.

Boracay was launched by French shipbuilder at Les Sables d'Olonne in April 2018 while Panglao took to the water in June the same year.

The FPB 72 Mk II design has an overall length of 23.6 m, an overall beam of 5.8 m, and a hull draught of 1.5 m. The vessel can accommodate a crew of 12, and deploy one rigid hull inflatable boat from a davit at the stern.

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