In­dian Coast Guard ship ACV H-190 com­mis­sioned


In­dian Coast Guard ship H-190, the fourth in the se­ries of twelve air cush­ion ve­hi­cles (ACVs) de­signed and built by Grif­fon Hover­work Lim­ited (GHL), UK, was com­mis­sioned at Man­da­pam by Vice Ad­mi­ral M.P. Mu­ralid­ha­ran, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, In­dian Coast Guard, in the pres­ence of In­spec­tor Gen­eral S.P. Sharma, PTM, TM Com­man­der Coast Guard Re­gion (East) and other dig­ni­taries from Cen­tral and state Government.

The 21 me­tres long ACV with 31 tonnes dis­place­ment can achieve a max­i­mum speed of 45 knots. The ACV is ca­pa­ble of un­der­tak­ing mul­ti­far­i­ous tasks such as sur­veil­lance, in­ter­dic­tion, search and res­cue and ren­der­ing as­sis­tance to small boats/ craft in dis­tress at sea.

ICGS H-190 will be based at Man­da­pam un­der the ad­min­is­tra­tive and op­er­a­tional con­trol of the Com­man­der Coast Guard Re­gion (East). The ACV is com­manded by Com­man­dant R. Suresh. The ACV has a crew of two of­fi­cers and 10 en­rolled per­son­nel.

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