Philippine-Made Multipurpose Vessel for BFAR to be Launched Soon by Pres. Duterte


Pres. Rody Duterte will soon launched the very first Philippine-made Multi-Mission Offshore Vessels (MMOV) for the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Fisheries (DA-BFAR). According to MaxDefense Philippines, the construction of the 50.5-meter MMOV worth P178.5 million each is still ongoing.


MaxDefense Philippines, one of the country's most notable Facebook Page shared some photos and released an update of the ongoing construction of the project.

Based on the photo provided by MaxDefense, it appears that the hulls of both vessels are now almost complete, and could be launched very soon." The construction of the said vessels for DA-BFAR started in January 2016. This will be the first in their class to be built in the Philippines.

According to designer of the vessel Incat Crowther, "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." 



BFAR stated during previous media interviews that the design of the MMOV was created by Incat Crowther, a reputable ship designer based in the United States.

The MMOV vessel are being built at Josefa Slipways, a medium category local shipyard in Navotas City.

Former BFAR Director Asis Perez was quoted as saying "These vessels are made in the Philippines, made by Filipino, and funded using our own money, the taxpayes' money." BFAR is planning to build four more vessels of same class.

Source: MaxDefense FB Page


Philippine-Made Multipurpose Vessel for BFAR to be Launched Soon by Pres. Duterte Philippine-Made Multipurpose Vessel for BFAR to be Launched Soon by Pres. Duterte Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 1/28/2017 Rating: 5

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