Goa Shipyard Ltd held a keel laying ceremony for the fourth of six new Indian Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) on January 9th 2014.
The class is specifically designed and built by Goa Shipyard for the Coast Guard.
The contract for building the six vessels was signed on May 9, 2012, and the first keel laying ceremony took place at Goa Shipyard on September 28th 2012.
These vessels will be the most advanced OPVs in service of the Indian Coast Guard.
Naval Today Staff, January 10, 2014; Image: Goa Shipyard