GSL lays keel for second CGOPV
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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