Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussions

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Reliance Defence starts manufacturing of 14 patrol vessels for Indian coast guard


Reliance Infrastructure on Friday announced that its subsidiary Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has commenced the steel cutting of 14 fast patrol vessels and undertaken the keel laying of the training ship for the Indian Coast Guard at their shipyard here.

"The solemn ceremonies were conducted yesterday at the auspices of IG T.P. Sadanandan, TM, DDG (M&M), Indian Coast Guard," a company statement said here.

Indian Coast Guard has contracted RDEL with delivery of 14 fast patrol vessels (FPVs) and one training ship.


"The first of the FPVs will be delivered on schedule to the Coast Guard by January 2019 and thereafter the subsequent 13 vessels will be delivered one in every three months," the statement said.


The ship is a medium range surface platform capable of operations in maritime zones of India.

"The simultaneous keel laying of 3,500 tonnes training ship marks the commencement of block erection and dry dock activities for the ship scheduled for delivery by July 2018," it added.

The 14 fast patrol vessels being constructed are propelled by water jets and capable of speeds up to 33 knots. The vessel is equipped with one 30 mm gun and two 12.7 mm guns, the company said.

The training ship meant for the Coast Guard will have state-of-art facilities for training of young officers of ICG.

"The ship is fitted with total 10,400 KW main propulsion diesel engines delivering a maximum speed of 20 knots," Reliance said.

RDEL previously has also built ships for varied clients including Ice Class Bulk Carriers for a Norwegian company, offshore support vessels for ONGC and offshore deck cargo barges for NPCC-UAE.

The company has also repaired and retrofitted commercial and defence ships as well as mobile oil drilling platforms for international clients.

RDEL is the first private shipyard in India to obtain a defence production licence and sign a contract for defence ships in 2011, the company said



http://www.timesnownews.com/busines...4-patrol-vessels-for-indian-coast-guard/78602
 

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Isro to help track suspicious vessels through satellite imageries

NEW DELHI: Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will soon help agencies engaged in coastal and maritime security to track suspicious vessels and boats through satellite imagery. The initiative, under which Isro will supply 1,000 transponders by March next year for satellite monitoring of boats, is aimed at preventing a 26/11 attack-type infiltration from the sea route.

While automatic identification system will monitor boats measuring above 20 metres, satellite monitoring is proposed for the sub-20m boats, a home ministry official said on Friday.

The infrastructure for tighter monitoring of suspicious vessels approaching the Indian coast is coming up fast, with 46 coastal radars and 74 automatic ID systems installed. Colour coding of boats is also being undertaken by the coastal states and UTs for easier monitoring in the high seas and on the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).

The aforesaid measures are part of home ministry's efforts to beef up coastal security in wake of the breach that triggered the Mumbai attacks in 2008. Ten Pakistani terrorists had sailed all the way from Karachi coast to Mumbai, starting in a Pakistani vessel and then shifting to an Indian fishing boat they had hijacked mid-sea, before landing undetected on the Mumbai coast in a rubber dinghy. They unleashed mayhem at the city's iconic buildings including Taj Hotel, thereafter, killing 166 people.

Meanwhile, a home ministry official on Friday said biometric cards have been issued to most fishermen. Of the 19.9 lakh target beneficiaries, 19.7 lakh have enrolled and cards issued to 18.6 lakh of them. Standard operating procedures have been drawn up for dealing with breach of IMBL, better coordination among all stakeholders and upgrading security in non-major ports.
India has a long coastline of 7,516 km running through Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. With many vital installations such as nuclear plants, sea ports, naval stations, satellite/missile launching centres and oil installations located on the coastline, prime importance is accorded to coastal and maritime

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Isro to help track suspicious vessels through satellite imageries

NEW DELHI: Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will soon help agencies engaged in coastal and maritime security to track suspicious vessels and boats through satellite imagery. The initiative, under which Isro will supply 1,000 transponders by March next year for satellite monitoring of boats, is aimed at preventing a 26/11 attack-type infiltration from the sea route.

While automatic identification system will monitor boats measuring above 20 metres, satellite monitoring is proposed for the sub-20m boats, a home ministry official said on Friday.

The infrastructure for tighter monitoring of suspicious vessels approaching the Indian coast is coming up fast, with 46 coastal radars and 74 automatic ID systems installed. Colour coding of boats is also being undertaken by the coastal states and UTs for easier monitoring in the high seas and on the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).

The aforesaid measures are part of home ministry's efforts to beef up coastal security in wake of the breach that triggered the Mumbai attacks in 2008. Ten Pakistani terrorists had sailed all the way from Karachi coast to Mumbai, starting in a Pakistani vessel and then shifting to an Indian fishing boat they had hijacked mid-sea, before landing undetected on the Mumbai coast in a rubber dinghy. They unleashed mayhem at the city's iconic buildings including Taj Hotel, thereafter, killing 166 people.

Meanwhile, a home ministry official on Friday said biometric cards have been issued to most fishermen. Of the 19.9 lakh target beneficiaries, 19.7 lakh have enrolled and cards issued to 18.6 lakh of them. Standard operating procedures have been drawn up for dealing with breach of IMBL, better coordination among all stakeholders and upgrading security in non-major ports.
India has a long coastline of 7,516 km running through Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. With many vital installations such as nuclear plants, sea ports, naval stations, satellite/missile launching centres and oil installations located on the coastline, prime importance is accorded to coastal and maritime

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Raksha Mantri visits proposed Coast Guard Training Centre at Baikampady, Mangalore

Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman today visited the proposed site for the Indian Coast Guard Training Centre at Baikampady, Mangalore in Karnataka accompanied by Director General Indian Coast Guard Shri Rajendra Singh.

Raksha Mantri also visited Coast Guard District Headquarters Karnataka. The proposed training centre is being developed on 160 acres of land, which has been cleared by the Government on 10 December 2017. This is her maiden visit to Coast Guard, Karnataka as Raksha Mantri during which she was apprised about the operational preparedness, coastal security mechanism, infrastructure development and administrative set up of Coast Guard, Karnataka. She also reviewed the rescue operations conducted by the Coast Guard, Karnataka during cyclone Ockhi.

Smt Sitharaman, on her arrival inspected the Guard of Honour given by Coast Guard, Karnataka before visiting the Remote Operating Station – New Mangalore. This station is a part of the chain of static sensors in the West Coast for gap free electronic surveillance of the entire coast up to 25 nautical miles from the coast.

The RM also interacted with the troops of Coast Guard, Karnataka who man the ships and aircraft including bases. She appreciated their dedication to the service and efforts in guarding the nation’s interest in the sea.
 

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Ahead of Macron visit, Rs 2,000 cr Coast Guard chopper deal with France might fall apart

While the company has been in discussions with the Ministry of Defence since 2012, when the global competition started, it has made at least nine extensions to its commercial bids. This means that the price it had quoted in 2012 remained valid until 15 February this year.


On being asked for a tenth extension, the company refused, possibly due to concerns about inflation and an anticipated increase in borrowing rates in Europe. The contract was to supply 14 of the choppers to the Coast Guard for a variety of roles, including surveillance, interdiction and transport duties.

Little off topic

Same Scenario happened in C17 case which only one left and on 3rd extension


https://theprint.in/2018/02/27/macron-visit-rs-2000-crore-coast-guard-chopper-deal/

 

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Bharti Defence delivers C-162 to Coast Guard



Bharati Defence and Infrastructure Ltd. (BDIL), Mangaluru, on Thursday delivered an interceptor boat, C-162, to the Indian Coast Guard on its premises here.

Sixth in a series of 15 high speed interceptor boats being procured by the ICG, C-162 was launched on January 31 at BDIL and within 28 days, the vessel completed harbour and sea trials successfully achieving speeds more than the contractual limit of 35 knots, said a release from BDIL.

The 28-m-long vessel has an aluminium hull, weighs about 60 dead-weight tonnage (DWT) and is designed for speeds up to 35 knots. It is fitted with a new generation of Arneson Surface Drive propulsion system and is propelled by two engines of 1,650 KW each. The vessel can accommodate 11 crew and is deployed mainly for patrolling purposes.

Having handed over the fifth vessel of the series in November last, the present handover within about four months has infused new spirits among BDIL staff as the company was admitted to Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. The successful delivery of C-162 under severe financial limitations comes as a shot in the arm for the company as it was accomplished on challenging fund constrained situation.
 

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L&T does it again: Launches fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel for Indian Coast Guard


L&T on Friday launched the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ahead of schedule.


In April this year, a new benchmark was sent in the history of Indian defence shipbuilding when L&T delivered the ‘First of Class’ OPV named ICGS Vikram ahead of schedule. (Reuters)
L&T on Friday launched the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ahead of schedule. This is the fourth in the series of seven Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) being designed and constructed by L&T for a contract from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded in March 2015.

In April this year, a new benchmark was sent in the history of Indian defence shipbuilding when L&T delivered the ‘First of Class’ OPV named ICGS Vikram ahead of schedule. This was followed by another ahead of schedule delivery of second OPV, ICGS Vijaya in Aug-2018. Now, the OPV, which was also launched in Aug-2018, is presently being readied for sea trials.

According to the company, “L&T is the only shipyard in India that has consistently delivered the defence vessels ahead of schedule under ‘Make in India’ programme, which is possible because of the complete in-house design, modular construction approach, modern shipyard infrastructure, deployment of innovative digital solutions, highly experienced human resources and sound financial strength.”


Said Jayant D Patil, whole-time Director (Defence) and Member of L&T Board, “The launch of the fourth OPV ahead of schedule is yet another testimony to L&T’s commitment to national security. With unparalleled execution track record, robust financial strength and the widest range of defence solutions on offer, L&T is uniquely positioned to play a leading role in realizing ‘Make in India’ in defence.”

So far, the private sector company has delivered 45 defence vessels to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. All these vessels were completely designed in-house at L&T’s Warship Design Centre using sophisticated design and digital analysis tools.

The Floating Dock FDN-2 for the Indian Navy, designed and built for the first time in India, was delivered in March 2018 and is fully operational. Further, 42 Interceptor Boats have been delivered out of the series of 54 Boats being built for the Coast Guard and the remaining 12 are also ready for delivery, with the program being ahead of schedule by about two years.

According to Vice Adm B Kannan (retd), MD & CEO, L&T Shipbuilding, “L&T is consistently delivering OPV class of vessels within a few months from launch as they are launched with a very high level of outfitting. Further with each follow-on vessel, the percentage of completion of pre-outfitting has increased, reducing the overall cycle time. L&T is fully geared to meet accelerated delivery of defence ships in line with the requirements of the fleet expansion plans of the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard.”

L&T also provides repairs and refit services to the Indian Navy and Coast Guard at Kattupalli shipyard and has till date completed repair/refit (Short Refit/Normal Refit/Medium Refit as well as Emergency Repairs) of 11 Indian Naval and Coast Guard ships, meeting user requirements.

The vessel was launched at the hands of Chitra Chafekar at L&T’s Kattupalli Shipyard, near Chennai in the presence of the Chief Guest, IG Vijay D Chafekar, Commander Coast Guard Region (West) of Indian Coast Guard.


https://www.financialexpress.com/de...patrol-vessel-for-indian-coast-guard/1370381/
 

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Indonesia Coast Guard and India Coast Guard conducted Passex as the last agenda on KN. Tanjung Datu port visit to Port Blair on Thursday, 16th of May 2019.

 

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Indian Coast Guard ship Rajveer has detained a Myanmarese vessel on 19 Sep. On rummaging, gunny bags with suspicious packets found. Packets being analysed by NCB at Port blair. Aprrehension took place at Car Nicobar Islands at A&N.

 

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Indian Coast Guard to receive 14 Airbus H225M helicopters: How it fares against Sikorsky S-92




The Indian Ministry of Defence has approved the acquisition of 14 twin-engine heavy helicopters for the Indian Coast Guard. The Airbus H225M, formerly Eurocopter EC725, will join the Indian fleet for enhanced security and increased surveillance on the coastlines, LiveFist revealed in a tweet on Thursday.

Airbus H225M has proven to be a versatile military asset, allowing it to function in icy conditions and operate from ships or even land. With the all-weather capability of the helicopter and night vision goggle compatibility, the H225M can be used in a wide range of military operations, including special ops, combat search and rescue, tactical support and medical evac.

According to Airbus, over 90 aircraft in service have accumulated more than 100,000 flight hours. With this reliable helicopter joining the Indian Coast Guard fleet, here’s a quick comparison against Sikorsky S-92.


Airbus H225MAirbus
Model Aibus H225M Sikorsky S-92
Capacity
12,500 lb (5,670 kg) payload equivalent to 28 troops 19 passengers
Max takeoff weight 11,200 kg (24,692 lb) 27,700 lb (12,568 kg)
Powerplant 2 × Turboméca Makila 2A1 turboshaft engines, 1,776 kW (2,382 hp) each 2 × General Electric CT7-8A turboshaft, 2,520 shp (1,879 kW) each
Maximum speed 324 km/h (201 mph, 175 kn) 306 km/h (190 mph, 165 knots)
Cruise speed 285 km/h (177 mph, 154 kn) 280 km/h (174 mph, 151 kn)
Range 920 km (570 mi, 500 nmi) 999 km (539 nmi)
Rotor 5-blade main rotor 4-blade main rotor
Operations

Airbus H225M is in operation mostly for military use. The H225M is used by Brazilian Air Force, Army and Navy while France has it for Air Force and Army. Besides, Hungary Defence Forces, Indonesian Air Force, Kazakhstan Air Force, Kuwait Air Force, Royal Malaysian Air Force, Mexican Air Force as well as Navy, Singapore Air Force and Royal Thai Air Force prefer the H225M. India is the latest one to join the fleet.


Airbus H225MAirbus
On the other hand, the Sikorsky S-92 is used by Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United Kingdom and the US. The S-92 is also widely used for civilian use in countries like the U.S., UK, Qatar, China, Canada, Brazil and others.

The S-92 is more popularly in use around the world. The H225M packs the extra punch when specs are compared, be it in terms of speed, payload and performance. The S-92 has better range than the H225M, but the difference isn’t huge.


https://moosegazette.net/indian-coa...rs-how-it-fares-against-sikorsky-s-92/120552/


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how is this different in role from dhruv that coast guard operate??
 

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In a swift sea- air coordinated operation on 20 Dec,
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ship Aruna Asaf Ali detained a Myanmarese boat with 06 crew, operating suspiciously near Little Andaman Islands. Vessel is being escorted to Port Blair for further investigations on 22 Dec.
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