Keel of the
second Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel(CGOPV) of the new 5 CGOPVs Project
for the Indian Coast Guard was ceremoniously laid at Goa Shipyard Ltd on 29th September
2017 by IG T P Sadanandan, DDG(M&M) in the presence of RAdm Shekhar Mital, CMD, GSL.
DIG M V Baadkar, DIG Atul Parlikar and Senior officials of the Coast
Guard and GSL were also present on the occasion.
Mital, CMD, GSL in his message said “The Yard is already in the process of
executing 6 CGOPVs Project, of which 5 ships have been delivered all ahead of
contractual delivery schedule. The last ship too, is progressing ahead of
schedule. The next Project of 5 OPVs will be built in a reduced build
period of less than 3 years each. GSL has been recognized as the ‘Best
Performing Shipyard’ in the country by Ministry of Defence and in the month of
August 2017, 4 GSL built vessels, including prestigious 2 export orders were
noteworthy that the contract for 5 CGOPVs was signed by GSL with MoD on 26th Aug
2016 and commencement of production of first vessel was formally started within
3 months with formal steel cutting on 13th November 2016, at
the hands of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.
for the Indian Coast Guard are based on in-house design of GSL and will be
fitted with most modern and technologically advanced machinery and computerized
controls systems, making them the most advanced Patrol Vessels in service with
the Indian Coast Guard on delivery. These 2400 tonnes vessels will be equipped
with additional features like Quick Response Boats for rescue and anti piracy,
Gunnery simulators and many more advanced features. The hull would be the
most efficient form designed by GSL and would provide for fuel efficiency, crew
comfort and excellent sea keeping qualities.
for the Indian Coast Guard are based on in-house design of Goa Shipyard Ltd.
When commissioned, these vessels will be the most advanced Patrol Vessels in
service with the Indian Coast Guard.