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GSL lays keel for second CGOPV

10th October 2017 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Goa Shipyard (GSL) has begun construction of the second new Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (CGOPV) for the Indian Coast Guard, the company announced on 5 October.

GSL is building five CGOPVs under a contract with the Indian Ministry of Defence signed in August 2016. Construction of the first vessel began in November 2016.

The vessels are based on an in-house design of GSL. The 2,400 tonnes vessels will be equipped with quick response boats for search and rescue and anti-piracy missions.

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