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Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel commissioned

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  1. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Indian Coast Guard Ship Vaibhav, the third in a series of 90-meters class offshore patrol vessel, was commissioned at a naval dockyard in Tuticorin by vice admiral Anurag G Thapliyal, director general Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday. Inspector general S P Sharma, commander of coast guard region (east) and senior officials of the state and central government attended.
    “The vessel designed and built indigenously by GSL is equipped with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries. Her features include an integrated bridge system and machinery control system, power management system, a high power external fire fighting system and one indigenous close range naval gun, CRN-91, along with an optical fire control system,â€￾ said a coast guard spokeperson.

    The ship is designed to carry one helicopter and five high speed boats for search and rescue. “Besides law enforcement and maritime patrol, the ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to combat oil spill and similar maritime accidents,â€￾ said an official note as part of the commissioning of Vaibhav.

    The ship draws 1940 tons and is propelled by two diesel engines to attain a maximum speed of 26 knots. At economical speed, it has an endurance of 4500 nautical miles and can remain in the mid seas for 15 days.

    The vessel is to be operated in the eastern region, especially in the Gulf of Mannar and up to the international maritime boundary line with Sri Lanka.

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  2. S K Mittal

    S K Mittal Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Good news for India and it's navy it will surely add strength.
     
  3. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Even patrol vessels are exceeding 2000 tonnes in tonnage. :mrgreen:
     
  4. S K Mittal

    S K Mittal Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    the best ships of BN have comparable displacement tonnage to these ships.
     
  5. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    Just one CRN-91 gun as armaments.. doesn't they should equip with short range anti-ship missiles or a gun of higher caliber to make it more deadly?
     
  6. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    The copter should be armed too.
     
  7. S K Mittal

    S K Mittal Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    No one can forgot those boats who have boomed karachi in 71. They are also armed wid anti ship missile.
     
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