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Indian Coast Guard Ship Shaurya commissioned in Goa

Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Shaurya was commission in Vasco, Goa.  ICGS Shaurya is an offshore patrol vessel designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL).

It will be based at Chennai under administrative and operational control of Commander Coast Guard Region (East).

About ICGS Shaurya

ICGS Shaurya is fifth of a series of six OPVs designed in-house and built by GSL. It is 105-metre long and capable of cruising at a speed of 23 knots. It has a range of 6000 nautical miles.

It is powered by twin diesel engines and carries four boats for boarding party operations. It is fitted with state-of-the-art advanced navigation and communication equipment. Its weaponry package has one 30 mm gun and two 12.7 mm guns associated with fire control system.

The ship has capacity to carry twin engine light helicopter and five high speed boats including quick response interceptor boats for quick boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. It is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to combat oil spill contamination.

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Offshore patrol vessel IGCS Shourya launched

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has launched Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Shaurya at Panaji.

It was launched by the Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha, in the presence of GSl and ICG officials.

Key facts

  • ICGS Shaurya is fifth of a series of six Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) designed in-house and built by GSL.
  • The vessel is 105-metre long and is capable of cruising at a speed of 23 knots. It has a range of 6000 nautical miles.
  • It is powered by twin diesel engines and carries four boats for boarding party operations. It is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment.
  • The ship’s weaponry package has one 30 mm gun and two 12.7 mm guns associated with fire control system.
  • ICGS Shaurya will be commissioned into service in 2017. It will be deployed for search and rescue operations, pollution control and external firefighting.
  • It will also be deployed for monitoring sea lanes of communication and ocean surveillance.

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