Friday, January 27, 2017

Philippine Made Multi-Mission Offshore Vessels For BFAR Nearing Completion Under Duterte Admin

An update on on-going construction of first two Philippine-made 50.5-meter Multi-mission Offshore Vessels (MMOV) for Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) was shared by MaxDefense Philippines on Thursday, January 26.

“Based on the photo provided to us, it appears that the hulls of both vessels are now almost complete, and could be launched very soon,” MaxDefense said in its Social Networking Page.

Construction of the said vessels started in January 2016. These will be first in their class to be built in the Philippines. Each vessel costs PhP 178.5 Million.

“A 50m multi-mission monohull patrol vessel for illegal fishing with the flexibility to lead in disaster relief and/or rescue operations, as well as to serve as a platform for research,” Designer Incat Crowther said.

BFAR said the design was created by Incat Crowther, a reputable ship designer based in the United States. The vessels are being built at Josefa Slipways, a medium category local shipyard in Navotas City.

“These vessels are made in the Philippines, made by Filipino, and funded using our own money, the taxpayers’ money,” the former BFAR Director Asis Perez said.

BFAR is planning to build four more vessels of same class.

Source: MaxDefense