Indian Coast Guard Air Cushion Vehicle(Hovercraft) H-189 commissioned

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by rahulrds1, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. rahulrds1

    rahulrds1 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    1,251
    Expanding the Okha fleet of Hovercraft, the Indian Coast Guard commissioned Ship H-189, third of the series of 12 Air Cushion Vessels.

    H-189 will be based at Okha under the Administrative and Operational Control of the Commander Coast Guard region (North-West), along with three earlier commissioned hovercrafts, stressing the priority given to the threats through western coast.

    The Indian Coast Guard is expected to expand its fleet to other regions too, including Belapur, which already has a hovercraft port and the vessel is expected soon.

    H-189 is a 21 meter long vessel with 31 tonnes displacement can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots.

    Hovercrafts are used in sensitive stretches where bigger vessels have lesser access and for shallow water operations.




    India has three divisions of hovercraft with Mandapam hovercraft port for checking threats from southern waters, Haldia hovercraft port for threat from Bangladesh and Okha port for threat from Pakistan.

    The vessel’s primary role will be “surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and rendering assistance to small boats craft in distress at sea” said an official statement.

    The vessel would have two officers leading the patrol with eleven personnel.

    [Indianexpress]
    Hovercraft added to Okha fleet - Indian Express
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 10, 2015
    W.G.Ewald likes this.
  2.  
  3. sasi

    sasi Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Messages:
    3,401
    Likes Received:
    1,679
    Location:
    India
    Re: Indian Coast Guard Air Cushion Vehicle(Hovercraft) H-189 commissi

    Picture pls...
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 10, 2015
  4. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    14,140
    Likes Received:
    8,528
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    Re: Indian Coast Guard Air Cushion Vehicle(Hovercraft) H-189 commissi

    I believe this is the craft:

    [​IMG]
     
    sasi likes this.
  5. rahulrds1

    rahulrds1 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    1,251
    Re: Indian Coast Guard Air Cushion Vehicle(Hovercraft) H-189 commissi

    Indian Coast Guard HoverCraft (ACV) ,

     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 10, 2015

Share This Page