Cochin Shipyard Limited delivered the thirteenth of the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessel “ICGS Anmol” to the Indian Coast Guard 20 days ahead of schedule.
The vessel, equipped with a long range gun and ultra-modern vessel control, navigation & communication tools, will be operated from the Coast Guard Station at Haldia. These FPV are capable of continuous 7-day deployment at sea without replenishing.
A total of 12 ships out of 20 have been handed over and commissioned into the service of the Indian Coast Guard, while the 15th ship has been launched and the keel of the 16th has been laid.
The contract for the Design & Construction of 20 Nos. Fast Patrol Vessels was awarded to Cochin Shipyard on the 20th of October 2010.
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