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Herbie

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BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406)
« on: June 28, 2017, 06:36:29 AM »
BRP Suluan

Photo by Wota Aki of MarineTraffic.com.  I can be wrong but it looks like there is no 4405 in the Parola class kaya 4406 agad from 4404 (BRP Capones). Seems that they don't like anything that sums up to 13 or the number itself.


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Re: BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406)
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 06:58:12 PM »
if BRP Suluan is 4406, who & where are 4404 & 4405?

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sorry, i'll answer my own question (via quick google search)

4404 is BRP Capones but no hit for 4405.. was it skip due to numerology myth e.g. 4+4+0+5=13 [those 1+3=4] which is considered by some as an unlucky number?
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Re: BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406)
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 11:39:25 PM »
I do believe that even PN believes in this, which was discussed before in the old Timawa forum.

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Re: BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406)
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 12:07:29 AM »
I do believe that even PN believes in this, which was discussed before in the old Timawa forum.

per checking, we do have several ships with the sum of "4" in their pennant number such as:

> BRP Pangasinan (PS-31)
> BRP Sultan Kudarat (PS-22)
> BRP Bienvenido Salting (PG-112)
> BRP Conrado Yap (PG-841)
> DF-301 (Swift Mk 1)
> VT-103 (Riverine Utility Craft)

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Re: BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406)
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 09:40:01 AM »
I asked one of the men of BRP Pampanga regarding MRRV-4405 during their Independence Day open house tour, and they told me there will be no 4405 because the Japs do believe about the numerology myth and considered the numbers unlucky, thus skipping 4405.
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Re: BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406)
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2017, 03:55:07 PM »
Here is the explanation that I posted in another forum a month ago, (when the  MPAC Mk3s were presented/photographed in Subic.

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Capt. Lued Lincuna, Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson, said the MPACs, which has the hull number BA-488, BA-489, and BA-490, were all commissioned and quickly send-off to Davao City by Philippine Fleet commander Rear Admiral Gaudencio Collado after ceremonies at the Capt. Moya Boat Landing around 8 a.m. Monday.
From the photo at MaxDef page, the third unit has a hull number of -491.

Sailors as superstitious, that even the sum of the hull number must not also be '13'.

This is the reason why these more-recent hull numbers were skipped -- for the Condrado Yap series : PG841, 850; Andrada-series PG/PC 373, 382, 391; and MPAC BA 481.

This is a relatively 'new' tradition, only going as far as late 1980s or early 1990s -- as there were PS76, LT94, LT85, AR67, G58 and YQ58, PG49.  As noted AR517 was actually renumbered as AR617.

I'm speculating that the fate of PS76 may have eventually influenced this tradition/superstition.

If you add all the numerals for a 4+4+0+5 -- you'll get 13.
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Re: BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406)
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 01:14:00 AM »
BRP Suluan 4406

Courtesy of AGC Video Japan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rQ6B6QHDhY

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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 07:27:33 AM »
She's now home.

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Re: BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406)
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2017, 10:58:30 PM »
http://coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/11-news/1722-pcg-s-fifth-multi-role-response-vessel-from-japan-arrives-in-manila

PCG’s fifth Multi-Role Response Vessel from Japan arrives in Manila
Published: 07 August 2017

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard fifth Multi-Role Response Vessel – Suluan (MRRV-4406) from Japan was formally received today by the officers and men of the PCG at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard, South Harbor, Port Area, Manila.

The MRRV- Suluan with assigned bow number 4406 is the fifth of the ten 44-meter multi-role response vessels which was built and delivered by the Japan Marine United Corporation (JMUC) Yokohama shipyard in Japan. She is named after the Suluan Lighthouse situated in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. She will be an additional floating asset to the search and rescue vessels being utilized by the Philippine Coast Guard to further strengthen the agency’s capability in the performance of its mandated functions such as the maritime law enforcement, maritime security, maritime search and rescue, marine environmental protection, and maritime safety administration within the country’s maritime domain.

Five (5) more brand new MRRV’s will be built for the PCG and will also be named after the primary lighthouses in the country to denote its significance as one of the navigational aids in the maritime industry.

Commodore Joel S Garcia PCG Ph.D., H.D., Al-Haj, Officer in charge of the Philippine Coast Guard lauded the men of BRP Suluan for bringing the ship safe inspite of typhoon in Southern Japan. He also said that MRRV Suluan will be also utilized to support the ongoing fight against terrorism on Southern Philippines.


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Re: BRP Suluan (MRRV-4406)
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 05:06:42 PM »
Good to see that PCG homeport is getting crowded.  More appreciation would be seen if they crowd our EEZ with deployed vessels.

photo credit to Ed Sy @ flickr.
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