Published on May 15, 2016 by

In March 2015, 30 Philippine Navy Contingent arrive in San Diego, California to serve as R/V Melville sailing crew

Research Vessel Melville Details:

  • Length – 85 meters
  • Beam – 14 meters
  • Draft – 5 meters
  • Endurance – 40 days
  • Maximum Range – 18, 633 Kilometers
  • Fuel Consumption – 13, 600 liters a day

The R/V Melville was renamed to R/V Gregorio Velasquez and expected to arrive in the country by June 2016.

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