CSL delivers Fast Patrol Vessel to Coast Guard

Friday, Sep 19, 2014,21:25 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Cochin Shipyard Limited delivered the eighth of the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels being built  for the Indian Coast Guard, today.
The Protocol of delivery and acceptance was signed by Capt  RS Sundar, Director (Operations) on behalf of CSL and Commanding Officer (Designate) of the vessel Cmdt PK Jaswal of Indian Coast Guard, a release said here today.
DIG Vivek Vajpayee, Principal Director (Materials) of Indian Coast Guard, DIG TP Sadanandan, CGRPS (Kochi), Shri Paul Ranjan, Director (Finance)-CSL Shri Sunny Thomas Director (Technical)-CSL were present on the occasion. The vessel is named ‘ICGS AMARTYA’ and will be operated by the Coast Guard Station at New Mangalore.
The first vessel in the series was delivered on the of September 25, 2013. In a span of one year the yard has been successful in delivering eight fast patrol vessels to the Indian Coast Guard. Like its sister ships, ‘ICGS AMARTYA’ is a Fast Patrol Vessel capable speeds of 33 knots and will be very effective in supporting the Indian Coast Guard in its anti smuggling, anti piracy operations, fisheries protection and monitoring, since speed of the vessel is crucial in coastal security operations, the superstructure of these ships are made of aluminum. A considerable amount of innovation in welding and fabrication techniques were undertaken by CSL to achieve a very high quality product.
Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) also delivered a high end Platform Support Vessel, ‘Sea Triumph’, bearing the Hull No. BY-092, to M/s. PSV Holding Inc., Liberia on 18 Sep 18. This is the last of a series of four (4) Nos. of similar vessels being built for the same client.
The Protocol documents of the ship were signed by Capt. R S Sundar, Director (Operations) on behalf of Cochin Shipyard and Mr. Avtar Singh Ahluwalia on behalf of M/s PSV Holding Inc, in the presence of Shri Sunny Thomas, Director (Technical) and other senior officials from CSL.

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