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.