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Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH commissioned

Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH was commissioned at Kochi, Kerala by Vice Admiral AR Karwe, Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief, Southern Naval Command.

ICGS AYUSH is the 20th and the last in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

Key Facts
  • ICGS AYUSH is fitted with state-of- the-art navigational and communication equipment including Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and Machinery Control System (MCS).
  • The ship is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue, anti-smuggling and medical evacuation.
  • It will also play a secondary role of providing a communication link and escort coastal conveys in times of war.
  • The ship will be based at Krisnapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), under the administrative and operational control of Commander, Coast Guard Region.
  • FPVs are intended to help secure Indian waters by patrolling within the Exclusive Economic Zone and help in fisheries protection.

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ICGS Aryaman and Atulya Commissioned into Indian Coast Guard

The Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGSs) ‘Aryaman’ and ‘Atulya’ were commissioned into Indian Coast Guard in Kochi, Kerala.

These ships are the eighteenth and nineteenth in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited.

Key Facts

  • The ships have been christened ICGS ‘Aryaman’ and ‘Atulya’. Aryaman literally meaning is ‘Possessor of Greatness’ and Atulya meaning is ‘Unrivalled’.
  • Both FPVs are 50m long and have displace of 317 tonnes of water. They can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots with range of 1500 nautical miles.
  • They are equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry, advanced communication and navigational equipment.
  • These FPVs are ideal platform for undertaking multifarious close-coast missions such as surveillance, interdiction and search and rescue.
  • These ships have onboard Integrated Bridge Management System (IBMS) and Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS).
  • Aryaman will be based at Kochi under the administrative control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (West).
  • Atulya will be based at Visakhapatnam under the administrative control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).

About Indian Coast Guard (ICG)

  • ICG is India’s statutory multi-mission paramilitary organization that protects country’s maritime interests and enforces maritime law.
  • It was established on 18 August, 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 and operates under the aegis of Union Ministry of Defence. Its headquarters are in New Delhi.
  • ICG has jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

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