Indian Coast Guard’s fast patrol vessel (FPV) Arnvesh ship was commissioned at Visakhapatnam, by the Eastern Naval Command, Vice-Admiral HCS Bisht.this
- The Ship will enhance Coast Guard’s capability in furthering its mandate of maritime safety, security on the eastern sea board
- The 300-tonne and 50-m long vessel is propelled by triple Rolls Royce Kamewa water jets and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots.
- This is the 16th vessel among the 20 vessels in this category being constructed by Cochin Shipyard limited.
- Arnvesh intended to undertake coastal patrol, surveillance at sea, anti-smuggling, anti-piracy operations and search and rescue operations and manned by five officers and 34 personnels under the command of Commandant amit Unival.
Indian Coast Guard:
- Indian Coast Guard was formally established on 18 August 1978 Headquartered in New Delhi by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India as an independent armed force of India.
- It protects India’s maritime interests and enforces maritime law, with jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone.
- The Indian Coast Guard operates five regions. Each region is headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector-General.