Cochin Shipyard launched the ninth of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessel being built for Indian Cost Guard.
The vessel was launched by Smt Hema Subramaniam, wife of Cmde K Subramaniam, CMD, CSL in a simple ceremony at Cochin Shipyard. On the occasion Cmde K Subramaniam, CMD laid the Keel of BY – 510 the tenth FPV.
The launch of the vessel comes on the heels of the delivery of the sixth vessel CGS AGRIM which was handed over to the Coast Guard on, 30 May 2014.
In 2013-14, CSL delivered five fast patrol vessels to Indian Coast Guard and two high end Platform Supply Vessels to Norwegian owners.
In 2014-15, CSL plans to deliver the remaining FPVs to Coast Guard. During the year the IAC phase two construction will also gain momentum.
Press Release, June 05, 2014; Image: Cochin Shipyard