BRP Gabriela Silang Offshore Patrol Vessel Launch in France

One of the Philippines highly anticipated Naval asset, BRP Gabriel Silang was officially launched in France by the world-renowned shipbuilder OCEA.


The Philippine Coast Guard is set to receive the newest Offshore Patrol Vessel to be named BRP Gabriela Silang.

The French made aluminum-hulled 84-meter boat is powered by diesel hybrid motor and has a maximum range of 8000 nautical miles.



According to the French shipbuilder, the BRP Gabriela Silang or OPV 270 is considered as the largest aluminum OPV built in the world. It is the outcome of 30 years of experience and permanent innovation to reduce the costs of ownership and environmental impact, OCEA stated.

OCEA said that among the capabilities of OPV 270 are: stabilization of the platform for missions up to 5 weeks; diesel-electric propulsion optimizing fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and maintenance costs; ability to land, hold and maintain a 5-ton class helicopter; deployment of 2 RHIB of 9.2 m; mission management system that integrates surveillance, detection and communication capabilities for situational awareness; and ability to accommodate onboard castaways, offenders, wounded, divers, special forces.

Aside from BRP Gabriela Silang, the French company OCEA also built the PCG's four Boracay-class 24-meter patrol boats BRP Boracay, BRP Panglao, BRP Malamawi, and BRP Kalanggaman.

Source: PNA

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