considered the “speed” as one of the main criteria
to comply with
its preliminary design. This has become a double edge outcome towards the end
of the study. Having an attainable high speed will increment the PNP MG’s naval
capabilities, with clear dominance against other vessels. The motherboat was
designed to reach speeds of over 40 knots; carrying smaller patrol boats into
operation in the nick of time; making it a contender against vessels from other
Taking note of its purpose to carry patrol boats, and
personnel, the motherboat requires to float at a higher draft. This will
effectively improve the comfort of PNP MG personnel on board by increasing the
time required to heave, suitable for longer patrolling period.
Higher draft marks indicate that the hull was submerged
with greater wetted surface area; thus increasing its resistance to flow.
Taking into the account the total resistance and velocity requires substantial
power to be delivered by its engine and burns a lot of fuel when running at its
limits. Cost wise, this is not feasible in terms of per day consumption.
The increase in fuel tank capacity will enable the
motherboat to operate at sea at longer periods without replenishing fuel on
land. Apparently, giving a greater range compared to the patrol boats used by
the PNP MG. Favouring these edges will
enable the PNP MG to conduct more seaborne operation than the usual gradually
covering up the Philippines’ entire coastline.
With the motherboat on the high sea, provides greater
coverage area of its location. It can
launch RHIBs to penetrate into shallow waters while maintaining in command at
high seas. This can improve communication and coordination within its units
when conducting seaborne operation to ensure no one escapes the law.