Peruvian Coast Guard

Directorate General of Captaincies and Coast Guard of Peru
Dirección General de Capitanías y Guardacostas del Perú

BAP Rio Nepeña (PC-243) and BAP Rio Tambo (PC-244) arriving to the Callao harbour after a patrol mission
Active 1919 - present
Country Peru
Role National Coast guard

3 patrol aircraft
1 offshore patrol vessel
6 coastal patrol ships
16 port patrol boats
13 harbour speedboats
12 river patrol craft
4 lake patrol boats

1 lake hospital ship
Part of Peruvian Navy
Garrison/HQ Callao Naval Base
Motto(s) Securitas Dominatus Vigilantia
Anniversaries August 5 - Peruvian Maritime Authority’s Day
Director Vice Admiral Victor Emanuel Pomar Calderón
Aircraft flown

DHC-6 Twin Otter

Fokker F-27-200


Currently the Peruvian Coast Guard is composed by seven coastal patrol ships, sixteen port patrol boats, and speedboats for bay control, river patrol boats, river speedboats, lake patrol boats, lake speedboats and motorboats for river interdiction, two Sea King helicopters for SAR operations, a Twin Otter hydroplane as well as a fleet of operational vehicles which strengthens operations by coast police of Coast Guard Captaincies.

Ship characteristics

Ship class Rio Cañete PGM 71 PGCP-50
Displacement 296 t 147 t 500 t
Dimensions 50.9×7.4×1.7m 36.0×6.4×1.8m 55.3×8.5×2.3m
Propulsion 4 Bazan/MTU V8V 16/18 TLS diesels
5,640 shp (4,210 kW), 2 shafts
2 GM Detroit Diesel GN-71 diesels
1,450 shp (1,080 kW), 2 shafts
2 Caterpillar3516C HD diesels
3,345 shp (2,494 kW), 2 shafts
Speed 23 knots (43 km/h) 18 knots (33 km/h) 22 knots (41 km/h)
Range 3,050 nmi (6,000 km) at 17 knots (30 km/h) 1,500 nmi (3,000 km) at 10 knots (20 km/h) 3,600 nmi (7,000 km) at 14 knots (30 km/h)
Crew 39 (4 officers) 18 (4 officers) 25 (5 officer) + 14 Boarding Team
Armament 1 x 20mm Oerlikon Mk.10 AA gun
2 x 12.7mm machine guns
1 x 20mm Oerlikon Mk.10 AA gun
2 x 12.7mm machine guns
1 x 30 mm Thypoon
2 x 12.7mm MiniThyponn machine guns
Equipment 1 Decca 1226 navigation radar
VHF/UHF SATCOM transceiver
1 Raytheon navigation radar 1 Toplite EOS (Electro-Optical, Survillance and reconnaisannce)


Vessel Origin Builder Class In service Notes
Offshore patrol vessel (3 in service)
BAP Guardiamarina San Martin (PO-201)  Italy Cantieri Navali Riuniti (CNR) Lupo class Yes commissioned in December 26, 2013; ex-BAP Carvajal (FM-51) transferred from the Navy after being stripped down of its missile weaponry and main radar, reclassified as Patrullera Oceánica (Offshore patrol vessel)[1]
BAP Rio Pativilca (PM-204)  Peru SIMA Chimbote PGCP-50 class Yes commissioned in 2016; (Offshore patrol vessel)[2]
BAP Rio Cañete (PM-205)  Peru SIMA Chimbote PGCP-50 class Yes commissioned in 2016; (Offshore patrol vessel)
BAP Rio Piura (PM-206)  Peru SIMA Chimbote PGCP-50 class No in construction; (Offshore patrol vessel)[3]
BAP Rio Quilca (PM-207)  Peru SIMA Chimbote PGCP-50 class No in construction (Offshore patrol vessel)[4]
Coastal patrol vessel (7 in service)
BAP Ferré (PM-211)  South Korea Hyundai Heavy Industries Pohang class Yes commissioned in July 15, 2016; ex-ROKN Gyeongju (PCC-758) transferred from the Republic of Korea Navy after shipbore equipment refurbished.
BAP Río Chira (PC-223)  Peru SIMA Callao PGM 71 class Yes commissioned in June 1972; originally transferred from Navy to Coast Guard in 1975, then paid off in 1994, restored to service in 1997 after engines refurbished.
BAP Río Nepeña (PC-243)  Peru SIMA Chimbote Rio Cañete class Yes commissioned in December 1, 1981; refitted between 1996 and 1998
BAP Río Tambo (PC-244)  Peru SIMA Chimbote Rio Cañete class Yes commissioned in 1982; refitted between 1996 and 1998
BAP Río Ocoña (PC-245)  Peru SIMA Chimbote Rio Cañete class Yes commissioned in 1983; refitted in 1996
BAP Río Huarmey (PC-246)  Peru SIMA Chimbote Rio Cañete class Yes commissioned in 1984; refitted between 1996 and 1998
BAP Río Zaña (PC-247)  Peru SIMA Chimbote Rio Cañete class Yes commissioned in February 12, 1985; refitted between 1996 and 1998
Hospital ship (1 in service)
BAP Puno (ABH-306)  United Kingdom James Watt Foundry, Birmingham Yavarí class Yes commissioned in 1870; ex-Yapurá, now operates as a hospital ship

Decommissioned ships

Vessel Origin Builder Class Decommissioned Notes
BAP Río Piura (PC-242)  Italy Viareggio Río Zarumilla class 2010 commissioned in September 5, 1960; refitted in 1996.
sunk near Pisco on August 12, 2010


Aircraft Origin Type Version In service Notes
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King  United States SAR helicopter UH-3H 2 six acquired from the US Foreign Military Sales program along with 12 GE T58-GE-40 engines for US$6 million. First two delivered in December, 2010, to be employed in the Makassar class LPDs, two for the Coast Guard, two in storage.[5]
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter  Canada seaplane DHC-6-100 1 used for patrol and liaison duties in the Peruvian portion of the Amazon Basin



  1. "Marina de Guerra del Perú realizará ceremonia de Zarpe de Expedición Científica a la Antártida – ANTAR XXII, Colocación de la Quilla del Remolcador Auxiliar de Salvamento y Patrullera Marítima, Transferencia del BAP Carvajal a DICAPI". Peruvian Navy. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  2. "Bautizo de las patrulleras BAP Rio Pativilca y BAP Rio Cañete de la Marina de Guerra del Peru".
  3. "22/7/2016 Las adquisiciones de Defensa que han recuperado la capacidad operativa y de respuesta de las Fuerzas Armadas del Perú" (PDF).
  4. "9/12/2016 Avances en la construccion de las patrulleras BAP Rio Piura y BAP Rio Quilca".
  5. Andina: (Spanish) Marina de Guerra refuerza equipos con cuatro aeronaves adquiridas a Holanda
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