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Goa shipyard delivers six offshore patrol vessels to coastguard ahead of contractual time

The last of the six 105 M offshore patrol vessel ICGS Sujay built by the in house design wing of the state owned Goa ship yard was delivered to the Indian Coastguard more than thirty days ahead of contractual schedule.Goa ship yard had constructed five such patrol vessels in the past and delivered them in a row to the coast guard

 The largest and most advanced new generation OPV was handed over by RAdm Shekhar Mital, CMD, GSL to DIG Yoginder Dhaka, Commanding Officer, in the presence of DIG H P Singh, PDMAT and DIG Atul Parlikar, in a simple ceremony held at GSL on November four. Mr. S P Raikar, Director (Operations), Cmde B. B. Nagpal Director (CPP & BD) and other officials of Indian Coast Guard and GSL were also present on the occasion.

 Rear Admiral Mital in his message said “The delivery of Sixth CGOPV ahead of schedule is a landmark event for GSL. With this delivery GSL has delivered 4 OPVs to Coast Guard, 1 Fuel Barge to Indian Navy, 2 FPVs to Mauritius and 1 OPV to Srilanka, in last fifteen months which is ultimate testimony to GSL’s execution capabilities and rarely seen in Indian shipbuilding industry.”

 The delivery of this 6th OPV to Coast Guard marks culmination of 6 CGOPV Project, the first vessel of which was commissioned by Shri Manohar Parrikar on 10 Nov 2015 as Defence Minister. Thus, in two years GSL has delivered six large sized (110 Mtrs), 2400 Tonnes ships to Coast Guard.

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