November 2, 2003
Tenix delivers SAR vessel to Philippines
Australia's Tenix Defence has handed over a 35-meter Search and Rescue vessel to the Philippine Coast Guard. It is the fifth of six vessels it is building under a follow-on contract with the Philippine Government.
The vessel, named BRP ROMBLON, arrived in the Philippines Saturday 1 November.
The Philippine Search and Rescue Project is the latest success in the long history of Tenix patrol boat design, construction and export at its Henderson shipyard.
Designed entirely by Tenix for rapid emergency response, BRP ROMBLON, is equipped for survivor recovery and rescue coordination, and will assist with humanitarian aid in South East Asia.
Tenix delivered two 56 m SAR vessels, BRP SAN JUAN and BRP EDSA II, to the Philippines Government in 2000, and was then contracted to build 6 extra vessels for the Philippine Coast Guard as part of the follow on order valued at A$130 million.
Tenix has already delivered two 56 m SAR vessels and two 35 m vessels to the Coast Guard with the last vessel from the follow-on order to be delivered in January 2004.
Work on these and other similar vessels has generated employment for an additional 200 personnel at Tenix's Henderson facility and approximately 70 personnel subcontracted over the life of the ship-builds.