BRP Capones (MRRV-4404)
|Namesake:||Lighthouse Capones located in Capones Island, Zambales|
|Ordered:||29 May 2015|
|Builder:||Japan Marine United, Yokohama, Japan|
|Commissioned:||30 May 2017|
|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.
Delivery and CommissioningEdit
In September 2018, the ship assisted in the firefighting operations on the MV Lite Ferry 28 which caught fire while docked in Argao, Cebu. The fire was immediately put out and no casualties were reported among the ship’s 92 passengers and 29 crew members.
In October 2018, the BRP Capones towed the vessel M/V Mags Royal back to port after the ship ran aground off Bansaan Island in Talibon, Bohol, suffering a nine-by-six-inch hole in the hull near the rudder. All of the M/V Royal's passengers and crew were brought back to safety.
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