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Training ship launched for Indian Coast Guard

31st October 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Reliance Naval and Engineering has launched a new training vessel for the Indian Coast Guard, ICGS Varuna, at the Port of Pipavav in Gujarat, India.

The ship has a displacement of 3,000t, a length of 105m and can accommodate 242 personnel. The vessel is powered by twin diesel engines of 10,400KW and can move at a speed of 20kt.

Varuna’s primary role will be to impart seatraining to cadets, including all-round exposure to the lives of coast guard officers. The vessel is equipped with weapons systems and is also capable of policing India's maritime zones and undertaking SAR missions. It can also operate a twin-engine helicopter for maritime reconnaissance operations.

The vessel will join the coast guard fleet in May 2019 after extensive tests and trials.

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