Cochin Launches Tenth FPV for Indian Coast Guard
Cochin Shipyard launched the tenth of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels being built for Indian Coast Guard.
The vessel launching ceremony was attended by Capt R S Sundar, Director (Operations), CSL, DIG T.P. Sadanandan, CGRPS (KOC), Shri D Paul Ranjan, Director (Finance), CSL and Shri Sunny Thomas, Director (Technical), CSL and other senior officials of CSL and ICG. On the occasion Shri R. K. Singh, IFA to DGCG laid the Keel of BY – 511 the eleventh FPV.
CSL has so far delivered 7 vessels in the 20 vessel series and the eighth vessel is getting ready for sea trials. The seventh vessel ICGS AMAL was handed over to the Indian Coast Guard on 18th July 2014. In 2013-14, CSL delivered five fast patrol vessels to Indian Coast Guard and two high end Platform Supply Vessels to Norwegian owners.