GSL lays keel of second coast guard offshore patrol vessel

The vessels for the Indian Coast Guard are based on in-house design of GSL

GN Bureau | October 13, 2017


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 The keel of the second coast guard offshore patrol vessel (CGOPV) of the new 5 CGOPVs project was laid at the Goa Shipyard Limited.

The contract for 5 CGOPVs was signed by GSL with ministry of defence on August 26, 2016 and commencement of production of the first vessel was started within three months with formal steel cutting.
 
“The yard is already in the process of executing 6 CGOPVs project. The next project of 5 OPVs will be built in a reduced build period of less than three years each. Four GSL built vessels, including two export orders were commissioned in August last,” said GSL, CMD, Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital.
 
The vessels for the ICG are based on in-house design of GSL and will be fitted with modern and technologically advanced machinery and computerised controls systems, making them the most advanced patrol vessels in service with the ICG on delivery. 
 
The 2,400 tonnes vessels will be equipped with additional features like quick response boats for rescue and anti-piracy, gunnery simulators and many more advanced features.
 
These vessels for the ICG are based on in-house design of Goa Shipyard Ltd. When commissioned, they will be the most advanced patrol vessels in service with the Coast Guard.
 

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