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LAUNCHING CEREMONY THIRD OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL YARD-45003 :

LAUNCHING CEREMONY THIRD OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL YARD-45003 

LAUNCHING CEREMONY THIRD OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL YARD-45003

Chennai, 28th Aug 2018    

            In an impressive ceremony Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Yard-45003 was launched by Smt Sunita Nautiyal wife of ADG KR Nautiyal today (28 Aug 18)   at M/s L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli.  Launching of any sea going vessel is an auspicious moment, as the ship touches water for the first time, where she has to spend the rest of her life.  Additional Director General KR Nautiyal, Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard) was the Chief Guest for the launching ceremony.

            The OPV launched is the third of series of the 07 OPVs under construction by M/s L&T Shipbuilding Ltd against contract signed between Ministry of Defence and    L&T shipyard on 30 Mar 2015.  This OPV has been indigenously designed and being built first time for ICG by a private yard, M/s Larsen and Toubro Shipbuilding Ltd at Kattupalli.  The third OPV launched today is likely to be inducted into Indian Coast Guard in Mar 19 after completion of extensive trials on fitted equipment and machineries. The subsequent OPVs will be delivered after a span of six months period between       each OPV.

            The length of the OPVs is 98 mtrs and breadth is 14.8 mtrs with gross tonnage of 2100 tons.  The endurance of the vessel is 5000 nautical miles at cruising speed   The cruising speed of the ship is 12-14 knots which can be raised to maximum speed of     26 knots with 100% propulsion.  The ship is fitted with 02 diesel driven engines of    9000 kw each with low level consumption, high TBO and complying to IMO tier-II norms. The ship is fitted with one number 30 mm automatic gun with Fire Control System (FCS) and two numbers 12.7 mm gun with FCS.  The ship is also equipped with Integral Twin Engine Helicopter which will enhance its operational, surveillance, search and rescue capability.

            The OPVs would be utilised for day and night patrol / surveillance along with  anti-terrorist / anti-smuggling operations in Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and coastal security.  These vessels are equipped with two COTS Radars and ultra-modern technology including sophisticated navigational and latest communication system which are capable of operating in tropical conditions.  The expected life span of the ship is more than 25 years.  The ship would be manned by 102 crew, including 14 officer and 88 Subordinate Officers and enrolled personnel.

            The Chief Guest brought out that, the Indian Coast Guard is on the path of rapid expansion which requires large number of state of art ships and aircraft to strengthen the maritime security mechanism in the emerging security scenario.

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PS/SK/GN/08/2018  

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Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) third one launched today (28th Aug 2018) at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli near Chennai, by Smt Sunita Nautiyal wife of ADG KR Nautiyal, Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard).         

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  Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) third one launched today  (28th Aug 2018) at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli near Chennai, by Smt Sunita Nautiyal wife of ADG KR Nautiyal, Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard).  Inspector General Paramesh Sivamani, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and Vice Admiral B Kannan (Retd), Head of Ship Building, L&T are also participated.

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ADG KR Nautiyal, Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard) was addressing the gathering during the Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) third one launching ceremony today (28thAug 2018) at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli near Chennai. 

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ADG KR Nautiyal, Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard) addressing the media during the Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) third one launching today  (28th Aug 2018) at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli near Chennai.  Inspector General Paramesh Sivamani, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and Vice Admiral B Kannan (Retd), Head of Ship Building, L&T are also seen in  the photo.

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