Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Commissioning Of Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) Indian Coast Guard Ship -- 'Rajdoot' , In Kolkata

Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajdoot, the sixth in the series of eight Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) designed and built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata was commissioned at Kolkata by Shri Arunava Dutt, IDAS, the Controller General of Defence Accounts in the presence of Inspector General KC Pande, PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region(North East) and other senior dignitaries of the Central and State Govt.

The 50 meter indigenous IPV displaces 300 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 34 knots, with an endurance of 1500 nautical miles at an economical speed of 16 knots. Equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry and advanced communication and navigational equipment, it makes an ideal platform for undertaking multifarious close-coast missions such as surveillance, interdiction, Search and Rescue, and medical evacuation. The special features of the ship include an Integrated Bridge Management System (IBMS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS) and an integrated gun mount with indigenous Fire Control system (FCS).

ICGS "Rajdoot", literally meaning "Royal Messenger", will be based at New Mangalore under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (West).

The ship will enhance the Indian Coast Guard’s capability to undertake operations to further Maritime and Coastal Security on the Western Seaboard.

With the commissioning of ICGS Rajdoot, the force level of ICG has gone up to 82 ships and boats. With the planned inductions, the ICG force level is slated to double by the end of the decade.

The ship is commanded by Commandant Anupam Rai and has a crew of 05 Officers and 30 Enrolled Personnel.

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