Patrol Vessel Current Affairs - 2020
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On February 28, 2020, the Indian Coast Guard’S ICGS Varad, an Offshore Patrol Vessel was commissioned at Chennai port. The vessel is to operate under North Eastern Coast Guard Region.
The ICGS was built by L&T at Kattupalli near Chennai. It is 98 metres long and holds modern navigation and communication equipment. It is also equipped with 30 mm and 12.7 mm guns. The vessel also holds other onboard features such as platform management systems, integrated bridge system, high power external fire fighting system, etc.
Special Features of the vessel
The Patrol vessel is equipped with pollution responsible equipment for oil spill at sea and also swift boarding operations. It is also capable of carrying a twin-engine helicopter and also 4 high speed boats.
The vessel is the first defence ship to clear the acceptance trials in a single sea sortie. In simple words, the vessel cleared the trials of checking of its military operations in a single go.
What is Sortie?
Sortie is deployment of military unit in aircraft and shipping. It is a combat mission that an individual aircraft deploys as it takes off.
Tags: Coast Guard • Fast Patrol Vessel • Indian Coast Guard • Indian Navy • Patrol Vessel
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned Charlie-435, a state-of-the-art patrol vessel at Karaikal in the Union Territory of Puducherry. It was commissioned by Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy. With commissioning of Charlie-435, the Coast Guard station at Karaikal now has five vessels.
The patrol vessel ‘Charlie-435’ is equipped with modern navigation and communication system. The vessel will strengthen coastal security between Chennai and Kanyakumari in the Eastern Coastal region. It will be also of great help in rescuing fishermen who go adrift in sea due to bad weather.
Tags: Charlie-435 • Defence Ministry • Indian Coast Guard • Karaikal • Patrol Vessel