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Philippine commissions third, fourth Boracay-class patrol vessels

16 January 2019
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Key Points

  • The Philippine Coast Guard has inducted the final Boracay-class vessels ordered in a 2012 contract
  • Vessels will be jointly operated by customs and coastguard officials to bolster the country's anti-smuggling efforts

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has commissioned its third and fourth Boracay- (OCEA FPB 72 Mk II) class patrol boats.

The vessels, which have been named BRP Malamawi (2403) and BRP Kalanggaman (2404) respectively, were commissioned at the National Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard in Manila on 16 January.

The first two boats in the class, BRP Boracay (2401) and BRP Panglao (2402), were commissioned on 15 October 2018.

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