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