Goa Shipyard Lays Keel for Indian Coast Guard’s New Class OPV
A keel laying ceremony for the third in–house designed new class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), being built for the Indian Coast Guard, was held at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) on Oct 11th 2013.
Overall length of the vessels is 105 metres with a displacement of about 2400 tonnes. The OPV will be fitted with a contemporary Navigational Integrated Bridge System with Bridge Watch Navigational Call Up System, CCTV System for complete surveillance, additional features like quick response boats for rescue and anti piracy, four lane simulator for small arms training and many more advanced features.
It is noteworthy that the contract for the construction of six OPVs for the Indian Coast Guard was signed on 9th May 2012. The first keel laying ceremony to mark the commencement of the series construction of the new class OPVs for the Indian Coast Guard was held at GSL on 28th September 2012 and the keel laying ceremony for second such vessel was held on 28th January 2013. These vessels for the Indian Coast Guard are based on in- house design of Goa Shipyard Ltd.
When commissioned, these vessels will be the most advanced Patrol Vessels in service with the Indian Coast Guard.
Goa Shipyard, October 11, 2013