Udayavni Special

Coast Guard ship ‘Sujeet’ commissioned in Goa


PTI, Dec 15, 2020, 7:01 PM IST

Panaji: The Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Sujeet,’ the second in the series of 105 metres off-shore patrol vessels, was commissioned in Goa on Tuesday. The vessel will enhance the Indian Coast Guard’s operational capability to discharge multifarious maritime tasks, a spokesman of the Coast Guard said.

It was commissioned at the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) in Vasco town by Secretary (defence production) Raj Kumar in the presence of Indian Coast Guard Director General Krishnaswamy Natarajan and others.

The 105 metres OPV (offshore patrol vessel) has been designed and built indigenously by the GSL, and is fitted with advanced technology, navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machinery, the spokesman said.

The ship is also equipped with an integrated bridge system, integrated platform management system, power management system and high power external fire-fighting. It is designed to carry one twin-engine helicopter and four high-speed boats, including two inflatable boats, for boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol, he said.

The ship, on joining the Coast Guard, will be based at Goa, he said.

”The ship will be deployed extensively for EEZ (exclusive economic zone) surveillance and other duties as enshrined in the Coast Guard charter,” he said.

”Presently, the Indian Coast Guard has a fleet of 155 ships and 62 aircraft,” he said, adding that 35 more ships are at various stages of construction at different Indian shipyards.

Besides, 16 advance light helicopters are under production at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bengaluru, which will provide an added strength to the surveillance capabilities of the Indian Coast Guard to deal with the ever-dynamic maritime challenges, he added.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

India’s active COVID-19 cases drop below 1.78 lakh, 1.60% of total caseload

Home Secy briefs HM Amit Shah on Delhi situation

Varun’s wife, in-laws will not be happy with him acting, jibes Shraddha Srinath

Shilpa Shetty trolled for confusing Hindi words for Republic Day and Independence Day

Govt orders internet shutdown in areas close to farmers protest sites in Delhi

Rahul Gandhi says violence is not solution, calls for repeal of farm laws in national interest

AstraZeneca rejects ‘incorrect’ reports on Covid jab efficacy in elderly


Related Articles More

India’s active COVID-19 cases drop below 1.78 lakh, 1.60% of total caseload

Home Secy briefs HM Amit Shah on Delhi situation

Govt orders internet shutdown in areas close to farmers protest sites in Delhi

Not ‘100 per cent satisfied’ with Mahavir Chakra awarded to Col Santosh Babu, says his father

Rahul Gandhi says violence is not solution, calls for repeal of farm laws in national interest

MUST WATCH

Deralakatte Ayyappa temple robbery case: Two arrested

Mangaluru: Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary hoists flag at D.K district Republic Day celebrations

Mithun Shetty Hebri | Banana Farming information Guide for Beginners

Violators who set fire to crop and disconnected the power from pump set! | Udayavani

Swimming in Padmasana Posture | Gangadhar G Kadekar sets Record

Latest Additions

Pak Opposition backs out from talks with govt

Mangaluru: SDPI protests farm laws

India’s active COVID-19 cases drop below 1.78 lakh, 1.60% of total caseload

Belthangady: Search operation in full swing to find youth trapped under landfall

Canada’s ruling Liberal Party expels Indo-Canadian lawmaker from its caucus

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.