Coast Guard's Inshore Patrol Vessel Rajkamal commissioned

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  1. sasi

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    Nov 18, 2012
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    Coast Guard's Inshore Patrol Vessel Rajkamal commissioned | NetIndian
    Indian Coast Guard Ship "ICGS Rajkamal", the fourth in the series of eight Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata, was commissioned by Union Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh here today.
    The 50-metre indigenous IPV displaces 300 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 34 knots, with an endurance of 1500 nautical miles at an economical speed of 16 knots,an official press release said.
    Equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry and advanced communication and navigational equipment, it makes an ideal platform for undertaking multifarious close-coast missions such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue, and medical evacuation.
    The special features of the ship include an Integrated Bridge Management System (IBMS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS) and an integrated gun mount with indigenous Fire Control system (FCS).
    "Rajkamal", literally meaning"Royal Lotus", will be based here and will be under the administrative and operationalcontrol of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).Theship is commanded by Commandant Ravindra Kumar and has a crew of five officers and 30 enrolled personnel.
    According to the release, the ship will enhance the Indian Coast Guard’s capability to undertake operations to further maritime safety and security and coastal security on the Eastern seaboard.
    With the commissioning of ICGSRajkamal, the force level of ICG has gone up to 77 ships and boats and with the planned inductions the force level would be doubling by 2018.
    Vice Admiral M P Muralidharan,Director General Indian Coast Guard, Inspector General S P Sharma, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and othersenior dignitaries of the Central and State Government were present during the commissioning ceremony.
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    Keel-laying ceremony of new class offshore patrol vessels at Goa Shipyard Ltd - Times Of India

    Keel-laying ceremony of new class offshore patrol vessels at Goa Shipyard Ltd

    The keel-laying ceremony of the second of the new class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), indigenously designed in-house and being built by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) for the Indian Coast Guard, was held at GSL on January 28. VAdm MP Muralidharan, AVSM & Bar, NM Director General Indian Coast Guard, did the honours in the presence of GSL's chairman and managing director RAdm (Retd) Vineet Bakhshi, VSM, IG SPS Basra YSM, PTM, TM, Commander Indian Coast Guard Region (West), DIG S D Bhanot,TM COMDIS (Goa), and senior officials of the Coast Guard and GSL. The keel-laying ceremony for the second of the new class OPVs comes on the heels of commissioning of the Indian Navy's largest patrol vessel 'INS Saryu' at GSL on January 21. It may be recalled that the contract for the construction of six OPVs for the Indian Coast Guard was signed on May 9, 2012, and the first keel-laying ceremony to mark the commencement of the series construction of the new class OPVs was held at GSL on September 28.

    Hopefully based on the Saryu class itself
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