Larsen & Toubro launches second Indian Coast Guard OPV

Indian shipbuilder Larsen & Toubro launched the second offshore patrol vessel for the Indian Coast Guard at its Kattupalli shipyard near Chennai on January 20.

The vessel is named CGS Vijaya and is the second in a series of seven OPVs to be built for the coast guard under a contract signed in March 2015.

The lead vessel was launched in October 2017 and is currently undergoing trials.

According to the shipbuilder, the OPVs are approx. 97m long, 15m wide and displace 2140 tons.

“It is heartening to see another ahead of schedule launch of a major defence vessel at the Kattupalli shipyard. Delivery of all 36 Interceptor Boats under the first contract from the Indian Coast Guard ahead of schedule, timely dispatch of the Floating Dock-2 and timely completion of various refit orders from the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard speak volumes about L&T’s stellar delivery performance, “Mr. S.N. Subrahmanyan, CEO and managing director, Larsen & Toubro, said.