Indian Coast Guard Current Affairs

Rani Rashmoni: Indian Coast Guard Ship commissioned in Visakhapatnam

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned fast patrol vessel (FPV) ICGS Rani Rashmoni, in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is fifth and last ship to be commissioned in the series of fast patrol vessel (FPV) project of ICG. The ship will be based at Visakhapatnam under the administrative and operational control of Commander, No.6 Coast Guard District Headquarters (Andhra Pradesh).

ICGS Rani Rashmoni

ICGS Rani Rashmoni has been designed and built by Hindustan Ship Yard Ltd. It is 51 metre long, 8.36 metre wide and weights 346-tonne. It is named after legendary Rani Rashmoni of Kolkata. It is equipped with most advanced and sophisticated communication and navigational sensors and equipment.

The ship is propelled by three MTU 40000 series diesel engines of 2,720 KW capacity each coupled with three Rolls Royce Kamewa jets. It can achieve a maximum speed of 34 knots (63kmph). It can perform multifarious tasks such as surveillance, search and rescue, interdiction, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations.

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ICGS C 439: Interceptor ship commissioned by Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) recently commissioned interceptor ship ICGS C 439 at Mumbai, Maharashtra. Its induction will help to further enhance operational capabilities to undertake multifarious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and medical evacuations along western coast.

ICGS C 439

ICGS C 439 is designed by L&T Marine & Ship Design Division, an in-house facility of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Limited. It is 27.4 metres long and has 136 tonnes displacement capacity. It is powered by twin water-jet propulsion systems to enable quick response. It can achieve maximum speed of 45 knots. It has full aluminium-alloy hull for reduced weight. It is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment and medium-range armament. It is designed to perform coastal surveillance, search and rescue, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations in close coast low intensity maritime operations. It will be under operational and administrative control of commander, Coast Guard District Headquarters No.2 (Maharashtra), Mumbai.

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