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Coast Guard commissions ICGS Apoorva and C421

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Two Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) Apoorva and interceptor boat C-421 were commissioned by Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command, Mumbai and Vice Admiral Surindar Pal Singh Cheema off the naval dockyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

  • ICGS FPV Apoorva is commanded by Commandant Dinesh Dogra with a complement of 5 officers and 34 ranks.
  • ICGS Interceptor Boat C-421 is commanded by Deputy Commandant Rohit Kulkarni with a complement of 1 officer and 13 ranks.

ICGS APOORVA

  • It is built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi.
  • It is 14th in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV)
  • 50 meter long FPV that displaces 317 Tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots
  • Apoorva means unparalleled will be based at Goa
  • It is equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry, advanced communication and navigational equipment.

INTERCEPTOR BOAT C-421

  • It is built by Larsen & Toubro (L&T Ltd), Surat
  • It is 27th in the series of IBs constructed by L & T Limited
  • Water jet propelled vessel can achieve a maximum speed of 45 Knots
  • The vessel will be based at Androth in Lakshadweep islands.
  • It is fitted with medium range armaments and is designed for close coast and shallow water operations.

KEYS

ICGS Aadesh the first Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) of the series was launched on January 9, 2013 based in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu followed by

Launch date Name Home Port
21 March 2013 Abheek Chennai
28 May 2013 Abhinav Kochi
30 September 2013 Abhiraj Tuticorin, (Tamil Nadu)
29 November 2013 Achook Mumbai
29 November 2013 Agrim Mumbai
29 March 2014 Amartya New Mangalore
5 June 2014 Ameya Karaikal (Puducherry)
5 August 2014 Amogh Paradip (Odisha)
30 September 2014 Anagh Chennai
28 November 2014 Ankit Porbandar (Gujarat)
17 January 2015 Anmol Haldia (West Bengal)
26 February 2015 Apoorva Goa