The Philippine Coast Guard’s BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301), the longest aluminum-hulled offshore patrol vessel (OPV) in the world, docked at Macabalan Port in Cagayan de Oro City today, June 27, 2020 bringing 16 locally stranded individuals (LSI) from Manila and medical supplies for frontline health workers in the city.

Included in the supplies are ready-to-use food, vitamins, and other medical supplies intended for the health and safety of frontliners in the city. Photos below show BRP Gabriela Silang docked at Cagayan de Oro Port.

photo by Jen Jim
photo by Jen Jim

Clip below shows the LSI’s disembarking from BRP Gabriela Silang being assisted by PCG personnel. Health protocols are implemented to the new arrivals.

Immediately after the LSIs, PCG personnel unload the medical supplies.

Commissioned on April 13, 2020, the very versatile 84-meter BRP Gabriela Silang is designed to carry out all maritime security and safety missions under the responsibility of the Coast Guard in the waters of the Philippine archipelago. It can conduct Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance operations, smuggling and illegal immigration control, anti-piracy and anti-trafficking missions, search & rescue, natural resources and blue economy protection, anti-pollution activities, diving operations and sovereignty missions. – militaryleak.com

photo from militaryleak.com

It was built by French shipbuilding firm OCEA and acquired by the Philippines on December 19, 2019.

photo from PCG

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