Indian Coast Guard Receives Another Fast Patrol Vessel
Cochin Shipyard Limited delivered the sixth of the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels being built for the Indian Coast Guard, today.
The Protocol of delivery and acceptance was signed by Shri Vinayakumar P, Director (Technical), on behalf of CSL and Commanding Officer (Designate) of the vessel Cmdt(JG) Umed Singh of Indian Coast Guard. The vessel named “CGS AGRIM” will be operated by the Coast Guard Station at Mumbai.
Cochin Shipyard had signed the contract for the construction of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) for the Indian Coast Guard on 20th October 2010. The yard has already earlier delivered five vessels to the Coast Guard. Like its sister ships, “AGRIM” is a Fast Patrol Vessel capable speeds of 33 knots and will be very effective in supporting the Indian Coast Guard in its anti smuggling, anti piracy operations, fisheries protection and monitoring, since speed of the vessel is crucial in coastal security operations, the superstructure of these ships are made of aluminum.
The ship is propelled by water jets powered by three Main Engines, each of capacity-2720 KW and built to the dual classicfication requirements of ABS and IRS.
Apart from the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard, the yard is also constructing the most prestigious warship of the nation, the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier.
Press Release, May 30, 2014; Image: Cochin Shipyard