Indian Coast Guard Ship Vikram, the
offshore patrol vessel that is going to be based at New Mangalore Port was
formally welcomed on Sunday 13 May 2018. In the welcoming ceremony, Coast Guard
District commandant, Satwant Singh accepted a guard of honour after embarking
on the ship, according to Indian Defence News.
ICGS Vikram will join the fleet of four
Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) namely ICGS Amartya, Kasturba Gandhi, Savitri Bai
Phule, Rajdoot and the hovercraft squadron.
The ship is designed to carry one twin
engine light helicopter and stage through a twin engine heavy helicopter with
night flying capabilities.