BRP Bagacay (MRRV-4410)

BRP Bagacay (MRRV-4410) is the ninth ship of the Parola-class patrol vessels of the Philippine Coast Guard.

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BRP Bagacay during communication exercise with Japan Coast Guard.
History
Philippines
Name: BRP Bagacay
Namesake: Bagacay Point Lighthouse located in Liloan, Cebu
Ordered: 29 May 2015
Builder: Japan Marine United, Yokohama, Japan
Completed: March 2018
Commissioned: 23 August 2018
Identification:
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Parola-class patrol vessel
Length: 44.5 m (146 ft)
Beam: 7.5 m (25 ft)
Draft: 4 m (4.0 m)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × MTU 12V4000M93L 12-cylinder diesel engines,
  • Total diesel engine output: 3,460 shp (2,580 kW)
Speed: Maximum @ 25 knots (46 km/h), cruising 15 knots (28 km/h)
Range: 1,500 nautical miles (2,800 km)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 × RHIB work boat
Complement: 25 (5 officers, 20 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Furuno FAR series X & S-band navigation radars

Design and featuresEdit

The Philippine Coast Guard clarified that the ship is a law enforcement vessel and is designed to conduct environmental and humanitarian missions, as well as maritime security operations and patrol missions.[1]

The ship was designed with a bulletproof navigation bridge, and is equipped with fire monitors, night vision capability, a work boat, and radio direction finder capability.[2]

The ship will be equipped with communications and radio monitoring equipment from Rohde & Schwarz, specifically the M3SR Series 4400 and Series 4100 software-defined communication radios, and DDF205 radio monitoring equipment. These equipment enhances the ship's reconnaissance, pursuit and communications capabilities.[3]

Construction, delivery and commissioningEdit

After completed sea trials in Yokohama, Japan, BRP Bagacay arrived at the Philippine Coast Guard National Headquarters on May 31, 2018.

On August 23, 2018, BRP Bagacay and BRP Cape Engaño (MRRV-4411) commissioned into Philippine Coast Guard fleet.[4]

Service historyEdit

In September 2018, the BRP Bagacay was officially deployed to the PCG Southwestern Mindanao District based in Zamboanga City where she joins two other ships of her class already deployed there, the BRP Malabrigo (MRRV-4402) and BRP Cape San Agustin (MRRV-4408).[5]

In November 2018, the ship was transferred to Banguingui, Sulu (originally named Tongkil) to augment the security forces in that area.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marcelo, Elizabeth (2016-08-18). "Coast guard acquires 44-meter patrol vessel from Japan". GMA News. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  2. ^ "LOOK: PH Coast Guard gets new rescue ship from Japan". Rappler. 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  3. ^ Scott, Richard (2016-11-04). "SDRs for Philippine Coast Guard [INDODEF16-D3]". IHS Jane's. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  4. ^ "PCG commissions last two 44-meter Multi Role Response Vessels today" (Press release). Philippine Coast Guard. 2018-08-23. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  5. ^ “PCG Deploys Add’l Vessel in Southern Philippines”
  6. ^ "PCG Intercepts P50-M Smuggled Rice Shipment Off Sulu"