Indian Coast Guard Ship Shaurya commissioned in Goa

ICGS Shaurya is the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).

Aug 14, 2017 13:00 IST
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The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Shaurya on 12 August 2017 was commissioned in Vasco, Goa by Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.

ICGS Shaurya is the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).

The vessel will be based at Chennai under administrative and operational control of Commander Coast Guard Region (East).

The ship will be deployed extensively for Exclusive Economic Zone surveillance, apart from safeguarding India’s maritime interests.

At present, the Indian Coast Guard has a fleet of 129 ships and boats, and 72 ships and boats are at various stages of construction at different shipyards in India.

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Key features of ICGS Shaurya

ICGS Shaurya has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL).

It is propelled by 9100 kilowatt diesel engine.

It is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries.

The vessels is powered with 30mm CRN 91 Naval Gun, integrated bridge system, integrated machinery control system, power management system and high-power external fire fighting system.

The vessel is designed to carry one twin engine light helicopter and five high-speed boats, including two quick reaction inflatable boats for swift boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol.

Shaurya is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to contain oil spill at sea.

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