BRP Lake Caliraya (AF-81)

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BRP Lake Caliraya (AF-81)
History
Philippines
Name: MT PNOC Lapu-Lapu
Operator: PNOC Shipping and Transport Corp.
Builder: Taizhou Zhongxing Shipyard, China[1]
Launched: 2007
Completed: November 2007
Commissioned: January 2008
Decommissioned: 2014
Fate: transferred to Philippine Navy
History
Philippines
Name: BRP Lake Caliraya (AF-81)
Namesake: Lake Caliraya, a man-made lake in Laguna province, Philippines[2]
Operator: Philippine Navy
Acquired: March 26, 2014
Commissioned: May 23, 2015
Status: in active service, as of 2018
General characteristics
Type: Small Replenishment Tanker
Length: 98.95 m (324.6 ft)[3]
Beam: 15.62 m (51.2 ft)[3]
Draft: 4.6 m (15 ft)[3]
Sensors and
processing systems:
Furuno navigation radars

BRP Lake Caliraya (AF-81) is a Philippine Navy small replenishment tanker. She was formerly a double-hulled oil products tanker of the now defunct Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) Shipping and Transport Corporation,[3] and was donated to the Philippine Navy in 2014[4] together with 2 other tankers of the company. She is currently the only Chinese-made naval asset of the Philippine Navy.

She has a deadweight of 4,570 tons.[3] The ship is a single product replenishment platform that has a depot-to-ship, ship-to-depot, and a ship-to-ship refueling capabilities, and with Lt. Cmdr. Mamerto A Goleta (PN) as its first commanding officer. The ship will be manned by selected officers and men of the Sealift Amphibious Force.[2]

References

  1. "PNOC LAPU LAPU - 9481740 - OIL PRODUCTS TANKER". maritime-connector.com. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Navy replenishment capability gets boost with BRP Lake Caliraya". DWDD 1134. 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "PNOC Lapu Lapu". Marine Traffic. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  4. "Philippine Navy adds first oil tanker to fleet". Philstar.com (The Philippine Star). 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 

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