BRP SINDANGAN, one of the newest ships of the Philippine Coast Guard recently docked at the San Vicente Bajo Port in Oroquieta City. Interestingly, in command of the ship is Coast Guard Commander Cristie Calamba Cabyaban, who is a native from Oroquieta.
Oroquieta City Mayor Lemuel Meyrick Acosta and some other local officials were allowed to board the ship and were showed of its features and capabilities.
Commissioned in November 2017, the ship was designed with a bullet-proof navigation bridge, and is equipped with fire monitors, night vision capability, a work boat, and radio direction finder capability. It is also designed to conduct environmental and humanitarian missions, as well as maritime security operations and patrol missions. It has advanced communication equipment which enhances the ship’s reconnaissance, pursuit and communications capabilities.
all photos courtesy of Lemuel Meyrick Mananggit Acosta