Offshore Patrol Vessels: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

ICGS Sachet Commissioned in Goa: First Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel

Published: May 16, 2020

On May 15, 2020, the Indian Coast Guard commissioned the first Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel, ICGS Sachet in Goa. The ceremony was chaired by the Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh virtually. Highlights ICGS Sachet is one of the five ships under CGOPV (Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vehicle) project. The project was a follow-on project ..

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ICGS Varaha: commissioned at Chennai Port Trust

Published: September 26, 2019

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissioned Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel ‘Varaha’ at Chennai Port Trust. The ship would be based at New Mangalore and will operate from New Mangalore port covering up to Kanyakumari. It will be under administrative and operational control of Commander Coast Guard region (west). It will also have on board ..

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Vijaya: Indian Coast Guard commissions indigenously built patrol vessel 

Published: September 15, 2018

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned indigenously built patrol vessel ICGS Vijaya in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is second in the series of 98 m offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) commissioned by ICG. ICGS Vijaya It has been designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro (L&T). It is 98-metre long ship. It can carry one ..

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OPV Vikram: L&T hand overs first defence vessel built in private shipyard to Coast Guard

Published: October 28, 2017

Larsen and Toubro (L&T) handed over offshore patrol vessel (OPV) named “Vikram” to the Indian Coast Guard. It is country’s first-ever such defence vessel to be built in a private shipyard The vessel was indigenously developed in-house at L&T’s Kattupalli shipyard. Its entire design and construction processes have undergone dual certification from American Bureau of ..

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INS TARASA commissioned into Indian Navy

Published: September 26, 2017

INS Tarasa (T94), the fourth and last ship in series of Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into Indian Navy at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. It is an improved variant of Car Nicobar-class high-speed offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) built indegenously by Kolkata (West Bengal) based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), for the ..

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