Vijaya: Indigenously built patrol vessel commissioned by Indian Coast Guard

  • Category
    Internal Security
  • Published
    29th Sep, 2018
  • Recently, Indian Coast Guard has commissioned indigenously built patrol vessel ICGS Vijaya in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Context

  • Recently, Indian Coast Guard has commissioned indigenously built patrol vessel ICGS Vijaya in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

About

  • It is second in the series of 98 m offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) commissioned by Indian Coast Guard.
  • It is designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
  • The vessel is fitted with advanced technology navigation and communication equipment and sensors.
  • It is capable of carrying limited pollution response equipment to contain oil spill in sea.
  • It can carry one twin engine helicopter and four high speed boats, including two inflatable boats for boarding.
  • It is fitted with 30 mm gun with fire control.
  • It will be deployed extensively for Exclusive Economic Zone surveillance and other duties as enshrined in Coast Guard charter.
  • On joining ICG fleet, ICGS Vijaya will be based at Paradip, Odisha and will be manned by 12 officers and 91 men.

Significance

  • It will help to enhance ICG’s operational capability to discharge its multifarious maritime tasks- search & rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol operations (particularly around maritime states of Odisha and West Bengal, and eastern seaboard in general)

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