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‘Rani Durgavati’ joins Indian Coast Guard as 3rd IPV

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Chief of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), vice-admiral Satish Soni, authorized ICGS Rani Durgavati at the Coast Guard district headquarters on 6th july.

ICGS Rani Durgavati:-

  • It is the 3rd Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) of Indian Coast Guard (ICG)of
  • five fast patrol vessels .
  • Built by Hindustan Shipyard Limited.
  • It is propelled by 3 MTU 4000 series diesel engines which has 2720 KW capacity at 2100 RPM each coupled with three 7152 Rolls Royce kamewa jets.
  • This IPV of 51 meter is equipped with the most-advanced equipment and navigational communication sensors.
  • It has the capability of 1,500 nautical miles with a speed of 34 knots.
  • It is manned by a 34-member crew, including five officers.
  • Commandant S Zakir Hussain is to command the IPV.
  • Base is at Karaikal in Puducherry.

ICG(INDIAN COAST GUARD) :-

  • ICG is the fourth largest coast guard in the world having 118 ships and 63
  • aircrafts and more than 10,000 employees.
  • The main purpose of IPV commissioned under ICG is coastal security.
  • It is responsible for surveillance along 2,094 km of coastline and 4.25 lakh square km of exclusive economic zones (EEZ).
  • The ICG recently decommissioned all the older ships.
  • ICG (East) commander and IG, SP Sharma reported there are 84 ships and
  • aircrafts under construction at eight different shipyards across the country.

Story behind the name of IPV:-

  • The ship is named after 16th century Gond queen Rani Durgavati of Chandel dynasty.
  • She is famous in history for bravely fighting against the Mughal army.

Abbreviations

  • IPV-Inshore Patrol Vessel
  • ICG-INDIAN COAST GUARD