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Successful First Sea Trials For Philippine Coast Guard OCEA OPV 270

Successful First Sea Trials For Philippine Coast Guard OCEA OPV 270
French shipyard OCEA announced the successful start of sea trials for the Philippine Coast Guard's OPV 270 offshore patrol vessel.

In the early morning of the 11th of October 2019, the 84m OPV designed by OCEA for the Philippines Coast Guard weighed anchor for her first sea trials.

These preliminary sea trials of the OCEA OPV 270 demonstrated the general good behavior of the vessel. The OPV 270 has shown her excellent sea keeping performances, an essential capability in the perspective of future helicopter or RIHB operations.

The crew could experience the great comfort on board the vessel and the very low noise level in the wheelhouse. Indeed OCEA pays a specific attention to the comfort on board, in order to increase the operational readiness of the crew and complements.

The good maneuverability of the vessel allowed to push further the trials. The contractual maximum speed was exceeded by one and a half knot. These preliminary results make OCEA shipyard confident about the successful outcome of this major program.

OCEA launched its largest vessel to date, the OPV 270, on July 17 2019 at its shipyard in Les Sables d’Olonne. It is the largest aluminum OPV built in the world.

OPV 270 main specifications

Overall length : 84.00 m

Range : 8000 nm @ 12 kts

Endurance : 5 weeks

Speed : 22.0 knots

Crew : 40 persons

Passenger and VIP : 26 persons

Survivors : 35 persons

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