Brazilian patrol boat Macaé (P70)

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General characteristics
Class and type: Macaé class
Type: Offshore Patrol Vessel
Tonnage: 477 tons
Displacement: 500 tons
Length: 55.6 m (182 ft)
Beam: 9.3 m (31 ft)
Draught: 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 2 × MTU 16V 4000 M90
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Range: 2,500 nmi (4,600 km; 2,900 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 35
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT Integrated Bridge Navigation System[1]
  • with FT250 X band and S band radars
Electronic warfare
& decoys:

Brazilian patrol boat Macaé is an Macaé-class patrol vessel of the Brazilian Navy.

The Chief of Staff of the Army Commander gave the first possession of the ship, Captain-of-Corvette Marcio Goncalves Martins Assumpção Taveira, and at that moment, was hoisted at the mainmast, the pennant Command. Delivering the ceremony, the Commander was received for the first time aboard, the ship's mate. Then, the authorities boarded the present NPA Macaé where signed the Book of Armaments and Ship.

The ship is equipped with a 40mm cannon, two 20mm guns, two propulsion engines, three power generators and communications equipment that allow to be in continuous contact with other ships and Navy organizations. It develops a maximum speed of 21 knots, has the ability to stay 10 days at sea with a radius of more than 4,500 km.

Built by the shipbuilding industry of Ceará SA (INAC), his name is a tribute to the coastal city of Rio de Janeiro, an important center of support for offshore oil exploration in Brazil. The beating of the keel-boat on patrol Macaé was held on November 24, 2006, the first of a new class of patrol boats under construction. It is based on the design of the French Patrol Ship Class Vigilante 400 CL54, which was amended and improved to incorporate technological developments and improvements in the performance of the ship.

With a battery life of 10 days and mileage over 4.500 km the Macaé assist in the supervision of the Brazilian legal waters (AJB), developing the activities of patrol ships, naval inspection, safety of life at sea, pollution control sea and protection of oil fields in the sea, besides contributing to the national security of maritime traffic.

Seeking to nationalize the implementation of the construction project Patrol Vessel Macaé, the Navy has achieved an overall 60%. Among the modern nationalized systems, whose high degree of complexity add cutting-edge technology to the industrial sector involved, include:

  • System Monitoring and Control of Machines (SCM)
  • The Intelligent Tactical Terminal (TTI)


  1. ^ "Integrated Bridge Systems for New Brazil Navy Patrol Boats". Sperry Marine. Retrieved on February 6, 2010
  2. ^ "ST Engineering's Land Systems Arm Secures Naval Gun Contract From Brazilian Navy". ST Engineering. Retrieved on February 6, 2010