PG Alberto Navarette Class
The Philippines acquired 2 WPB Point Class cutters from the United States between 1999 and 2001. The United States donated both vessels to the Philippines, which had been decommissioned from service with the US Coast Guard. The first was transferred in December 1999 and the second in March 2001. These were both recommissioned in the Philippine Navy in December 2001 as the BRP Alberto Navarette (PG-394, ex-USCGC Point Evans) and the BRP Abraham Campo (PG-396, ex-USCGC Point Doran) respectively. Under the Philippine Navy hull numbering system both ships were classified as Patrol Gunboats (identified by the PG prefix).
These 2 ships had participated in the annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercises with the US Navy. In 2008 the Alberto Navarette was present at the rescue operations revolving around the ferry MV Princess, which capsized in rough waters. In April 2009 the Abraham Campo was deployed to Boracay with the stated aim of protecting tourists.
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