Indian CoastGuard gets kickass ACV (hovercraft)

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    Indian Coastguard inducts Griffon Hoverwork hovercraft H-187 into service.

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    The Indian Coast Guard commissioned the Hovercraft H-187 into service at Okha in Gujarat today.

    H-187 is the first of a line of twelve Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) designed and built by Griffon Hoverwork Limited (GHL), UK. It is commanded by Commandant Anurag Kaushik, who is a communication specialist. The hovercraft has a crew of two Officers and 11 Enrolled Personnel (EPs).

    H-187 was commissioned by Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, AVSM, NM, the Director General Indian Coast Guard.

    Deputy Inspector General BS Yadav, PTM, Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West) and other officials from the Central and State Government were also present at the induction, according to a Coast Guard statement.

    The 21-meter long ACV displaces 31 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots. The ACV can take on a variety of roles including ‘surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and rendering assistance to small boats/craft in distress at sea’, according to a statement issued today.

    The hovercraft will be under the ‘administrative and operational control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West)’ and will be based at Okha.

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    Indian Coast Guard Hovercraft H-187, the first of the series of 12 Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) designed and built by Griffon Hoverwork Limited (GHL), UK, was commissioned at Okha by Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, AVSM, NM, the Director General Indian Coast Guard. The commissioning ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Inspector General BS Yadav, PTM, Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West) and other dignitaries from Central and State Government.

    The 21 meters long Air Cushion Vehicle displaces 31 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots. The ACV is capable of undertaking multi-farious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and rendering assistance to small boats/craft in distress at sea.

    The Air Cushion Vehicle H-187 will be based at Okha under the Administrative and Operational Control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West). The hovercraft is commanded by Commandant Anurag Kaushik, who is a Communication specialist. The hovercraft has a crew of two Officers and 11 Enrolled Personnel (EPs).

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