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Philippines Receives Offshore Patrol Vessel from OCEA

Philippines Receives Offshore Patrol Vessel from OCEA December 29, 2019

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) received on 18 December 2019, an offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301) from French shipbuilder OCEA.

The ship will arrive in the Philippines by February 2020.

The ship is based from OCEA's OPV-270 design and with a length of almost 84 meters, the largest monohull patrol boat in the world made of aluminium, and is expected to be the PCG's newest flagship and largest patrol vessel.

The ship will host 40 officers and sailors with an endurance of up to 5 weeks and a maximum range of 8,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. It is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system that allows a maximum speed of 22 knots. It also has a helideck and hangar for a 5-ton class helicopter.

Philippines Receives Offshore Patrol Vessel from OCEA

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