India's largest patrol ship to defend oil rigs, coast

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    India's largest patrol ship to defend oil rigs, coast
    India's largest offshore patrol vessel (OPV) will watch the coast and defend offshore oil installations from attacks, a naval spokesperson said here Friday.
    The 105 metre INS Saryu, builtat Goa Shipyard at the port town of Vasco, 35 km from here, will be commissioned andhanded over to naval authorities Jan 21.
    "This state-of-the-art vesselwill help meet the increasing requirement of the Indian Navy for undertaking ocean surveillance and surface warfare operations to preventinfiltration and transgression of maritime sovereignty," the spokesperson said.
    "The vessel is suitable for monitoring sea lines of communication, defence of offshore oil installations and other critical offshore nationalassets. Besides, the vessel can be deployed for escorting high-value ships and fleet support operations," he further said.
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    Ideally I would have patrol ships under ICG's control and increase the numbers. They need to increase the number of OPV's and replace the old vikram class.
     
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    PANAJI: The Indian Navy ispoised to welcome a new ship into its impressive fleet. INS Saryu, the lead ship of the indigenous naval offshore patrol vessel (NOPV) class of ships will be commissioned into the Indian Navy on Monday in Goa by Air Marshal PK Roy, commander-in-chief, Andaman and Nicobar command.
    The ship-measuring 105 metres in length and having a displacement of 2,300 tonnes-has been indigenously designed and built by Goa shipyard limited (GSL).
    GSL chairman and managingdirector Rear Admiral (Retd) Vineet Bakhshi told TOI that the shipyard now lays claim to have become the first in the country to indigenously design and build naval warships.
    "INS Saryu is the best vessel we have made in terms of design, performance and quality," he said.
    Bakhshi said the ship, designed by GSL's in-house design team, had"met all design parameters". A vessel such as Saryu takes around 3.5 years to complete and GSL is scheduled to deliver three more NOPVs to the Indian Navy, he said.
    Saryu will be commanded by Cdr Amanpreet Singh-who will be commanding a ship for the second time-and will be based at Port Blair. Some 8 officers and 105 sailors will sail aboard the vessel. The induction of Saryu in the Andaman and Nicobar command is expected to tremendously enhance the off-shore surveillance andmaritime patrolling capability around the island territories.
    Capable of sailing 6,000 nautical miles or around two months at sea without replenishment, the ship willprimarily be tasked with ocean surveillance and patrolling in the form of exclusive economic zone (EEZ) surveillance, anti-piracy patrols and fleet support operations.
    Equipped with potent weapons such as two 30 mm guns and a SRGM 76.2 mm gun, as well as advanced sensors and state-of-the-art navigation equipment, Saryu will provide maritimesecurity to off-shore assets and carry out escort operations of high value assets.
    Among the other systems onboard are an electro-optic fire control system, latest navigational and early warning radars, chaff launchers for self protection and an integrated ESM system. The entire propulsion and power management of the ship is controlled electronically through a remote control system which also incorporates the automatic power management system. Saryuis fitted with a fully integrated LAN system onboard along with a CCTVmanagement system to ensure optimal utilization of onboard equipment and better crew efficiency.
    Saryu is propelled by two SEMT Pielstick diesel engines which are the largest engines of its type to be inducted in the IndianNavy, and enable the ship to achieve speeds in excess of 25 knots. The ship is also equipped with two rigid inflatable fast-motor boats.
    Indian Navy to commission indigenously built NOPV INS Saryu - The Times of India
     
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    INS Saryu to be commissioned on Monday

    The ship has the capability of anti-submarine warfare and can switch from benign to offensive role as and when the situation demands. Following the 26/11 terror attacks, the Navy was given additional responsibility of coastal security apart from its blue water engagements.


    What is the anti-sub capability? Dies it have TAS or just dunking SONAR from the helo. What about 324mm TT?
     
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    There are no anti-sub capabilities, be it sensor wise or armament. Even the chopper it may have on board, the Chetak or N-Dhruv don't have anti-sub capabilities. It is an OPV and not expected to have anti-sub capabilities.
     
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    Chetak and ALH both have anti sub capability. I just need to know if that is all or is the ship also carry a TAS.
     
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    Isn't it the Coast Guard responsibility to guard the coast and coastal assets?
     
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    Exhaust gas outlet for engines maybe?
     
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    Will not be surprised if INS Saryu becomes the new "face" of the Navy for making port calls on African ports. There is a huge market for these lightly armed patrol vessels in Africa which could be tapped with this well built platform.
     
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    Coast Guard is responsible for policing coastal waters and prevent illegal infiltration of men or resources.

    OPV's are responsible for

    1. Anti piracy operations (escorting merchant ships in piracy hit waters where you dont need heavily armed, costly to operate ships)
    2. Surveillance of EEZ
    3. Security for offshore assets like oil rigs etc.
    4. Escort for high value targets.
     
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