BRP Bagacay (MRRV-4410)
BRP Bagacay during communication exercise with Japan Coast Guard.
|Namesake:||Bagacay Point Lighthouse located in Liloan, Cebu|
|Ordered:||29 May 2015|
|Builder:||Japan Marine United, Yokohama, Japan|
|Commissioned:||23 August 2018|
|Status:||in active service|
|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)|
|Speed:||Maximum @ 25 knots (46 km/h), cruising 15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Range:||1,500 nautical miles (2,800 km)|
|Boats & landing |
|1 × RHIB work boat|
|Complement:||25 (5 officers, 20 enlisted)|
|Sensors and |
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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