Photo by Sebastien Salom-Gomis
MSN reports that a French Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer (SNSM) (National Society of Sea Rescue) motor lifeboat attempting to assist a fishing vessel has capsized resulting in the death of three of its seven member crew. The captain of the fishing vessel is also missing.
One of four Fast Patrol Boats type OCEA FPB 72 MKII used by the Philippine Coast Guard (Picture source: OCEA)
NavyRecognition reports the delivery of the final pair of four French built 24 meter, 79 foot, 28 knot patrol boats to be operated by the Philippine Coast Guard
This was part of a $113M purchase of five vessels. Still to be delivered is a 270 foot Offshore Patrol Vessel.