The Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV), ICGS Arnvesh, of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was commissioned on 21 March 2016 in Visakhapatnam.
The vessel was commissioned by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command, Vice-Admiral HCS Bisht.
The ship is mainly intended to undertake surveillance at sea, coastal patrol, anti-smuggling and anti-piracy operations.
Arnvesh is the 16th vessel among the 20 vessels in this category being constructed by Cochin Shipyard Limited.
Key highlights of ICGS Arnvesh
• Arnvesh is equipped with the most-advanced navigational and communication sensors and equipment, including night vision capabilities.
• It is fitted with 40/60 Bofors gun onboard as main armament.
• The 300-tonne and 50-m long vessel is propelled by triple Rolls Royce Kamewa water jets and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots.
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When: 21 March 2016