Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH commissioned in Kochi
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Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH was commissioned on 18 February 2017 in Kochi, Kerala. The ship was commissioned by Vice Admiral AR Karwe, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command.
Features of ICGS AYUSH
• The fast patrol vessel (FPV) is fitted with state-of- the-art navigational and communication equipment including Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and Machinery Control System (MCS).
• The ship is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and medical evacuation.
• Post commissioning, the ship will be based at Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
• The vessel will be under the administrative and operational control of Commander, Coast Guard Region.
About Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL)
• The Cochin Shipyard was incorporated in the year 1972 as a fully owned company by the Union Government.
• In the last four and half decades, the company has emerged as a forerunner in the Indian shipbuilding and ship repair industry.
• This yard can build ships up to 1,10,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) and repair ships up to 1,25,000 DWT.
• The yard has delivered two of India’s largest double hull Aframax tankers each of 95,000 DWT.
• The CSL has secured shipbuilding orders from internationally renowned companies from the Europe and the Middle East.
• The yard was nominated to build the country’s first indigenous Air Defense Ship INS Vikrant.