Indian Coast Guard commissions two vessels
The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned two new fast patrol vessels (FPVs) from the Cochin Shipyard: ICGS Aryaman and Atulya, it announced on 21 October.
The new FPVs are the 18th and 19th of a series of 20 vessels being built by the Cochin Shipyard. They were commissioned at a ceremony in Kochi.
The vessels have a length of 50m and displacement of 317 tonnes, with a maximum speed of 33 knots and range of 1,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots. They have been designed for multi-role close-coast missions such as interdiction, search and rescue and surveillance. The vessels include an integrated machinery control system and integrated bridge management system.
ICGS Aryaman will be based in Kochi, while Atulya will be based in Visakhapatnam, on the east coast of the country. Each vessel will carry five officers and 33 enrolled personnel.
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