8 months Coast Guard receives 2 speed boats from Japan MB
By Betheena Kae Unite Two speed boats were granted to the Philippines by the government of Japan to further boost the country’s anti-piracy and terrorism campaign. (MANILA BULLETIN) The two 12-meter high-speed boats arrived at the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) headquarters Wednesday. According to the Coast Guard, the speed boats can carry eight crew members and have maximum speed of 50 nautical miles per hour. Admiral Elson Hermogino, Coast Guard commandant, said that “the vessels will boost the law enforcement capability of the PCG especially in the Southern Philippines where it will be utilized for anti-piracy and terrorism campaign of ... more