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ICGS Aryaman and Atulya commissioned into Indian Coast Guard

Oct 24, 2016 12:01 IST

The Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) Aryaman and Atulya were commissioned on 21 October 2016 at Kochi by Sunil Kumar Kohli, Financial Advisor to Defence Services.

The ICGS Aryaman and Atulya are the eighteenth and nineteenth respectively in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs). They are designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited.

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Key highlights of Aryaman and Atulya

The ships have been christened ICGS Aryaman and Atulya.

• Aryaman literally means Possessor of Greatness. It will be based at Kochi under the administrative control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (West).

• Atulya means Unrivalled. It will be based at Visakhapatnam under the administrative control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).

ICGS Aryaman is commanded by Commandant Neeraj Singh and ICGS Atulya by Commandant (JG) Shivprasad.

The ships have a complement of 5 officers and 33 enrolled personnel each.

The 50m long indigenous FPVs displace 317 tonnes of water and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots with range of 1500 nautical miles at an economical speed of 13 knots.

They are equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry, advanced communication and navigational equipment.

The ships are ideal platform for undertaking multifarious close-coast missions such as surveillance, search and rescue and interdiction.

They include an Integrated Bridge Management System (IBMS) and Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS).

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