COM­MIS­SION­ING OF FAST PA­TROL VES­SEL ICGS ‘AB­HI­NAV’

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The In­dian Coast Guard Ship 'Ab­hi­nav', the third in the se­ries of 20 fast pa­trol ves­sels (FPVs), de­signed and built by the Cochin Ship­yard Lim­ited, was com­mis­sioned on Jan­uary 15, 2014, at Kochi by the Direc­tor Gen­eral of Coast Guard, Vice Ad­mi­ral Anurag G. Thapliyal.

The 50-me­tre indige­nous FPV dis­places 290 tonnes and can achieve a max­i­mum speed of 33 knots with an en­durance of 1,500 nau­ti­cal miles at eco­nom­i­cal speed of 13 knots. With state-of-the-art weaponry and ad­vanced com­mu­ni­ca­tion and nav­i­ga­tional equip­ment, it makes an ideal plat­form for un­der­tak­ing mul­ti­far­i­ous close-coast mis­sions such as sur­veil­lance, in­ter­dic­tion, search and res­cue and med­i­cal evac­u­a­tion.

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