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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby member_23370 » 11 Jan 2013 10:43

True. I think Ak-630 should be put on all OPV's along with 76 mm guns. The FPV's like this one can probably do with 30 mm guns.

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Postby titash » 11 Jan 2013 20:07

Singha wrote:Cg are going to need radar guided 3 inch guns and ak630 with optronic pkg to take on pirates from standoff ranges. Its a matter of time before pirates and jihadis intersect and a heat seeking sams and anti tank missiles with 3km range from norinco come on scene.


Singhaji, I don't think the Norinco pipeline is on the cards any more. After all, panda is relying on becoming an export oriented superpower. Munna may funnel arms however...

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Postby Vipul » 11 Jan 2013 20:23

There are now 4 different designs of FPV, 3 in the Indian Coast Guard from Garden Reach, Goa Shipyard and Cochin Shipyard and a Sri lankan shipyard which has separate order for 80 boats for a seperate Marine agency under the Home Ministry.

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Postby Shrinivasan » 12 Jan 2013 02:17

Vipul wrote:There are now 4 different designs of FPV, 3 in the Indian Coast Guard from Garden Reach, Goa Shipyard and Cochin Shipyard and a Sri lankan shipyard which has separate order for 80 boats for a seperate Marine agency under the Home Ministry.
You forgot the Super Dvora's from Yehudi land... i think each design/model is for a separate purpose. The Srilankan yard is to produce 80 odd Cigarette boats for Sagar Prahaar Bal which is like the BSF of the seas.

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Postby Aditya G » 12 Jan 2013 11:41

Sagar prahari ball is a navy force and not under mha.

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Postby A Sharma » 23 Jan 2013 08:05

L&T Secures Additional Defence Order for 18 Interceptor Boats

Mumbai, 22 Jan 2013: Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s leading engineering, manufacturing & construction major has received an order valued at `447 crores from the Ministry of Defence for the construction of 18 High Speed Interceptor Boats for the Indian Coast Guard. This follows the earlier contract, valued at ` 977 crores, for 36 similar vessels.
With this order, L&T is positioned as the foremost Indian shipyard in terms of capability to indigenously design and construct the largest number of Interceptor Boats for India’s Ministry of Defence. Designed and constructed by L&T entirely through in-house capability, the first of these boats has already been delivered to Indian Coast Guard.
The Interceptor Boat is a "planing craft", capable of achieving speeds exceeding 40 Knots. Built with a full aluminium-alloy light-weight hull, it is powered by a twin water-jet propulsion system to enable quick response - crucial for coastal surveillance. These boats are expected to significantly enhance India’s coastal security.

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Postby atreya » 23 Jan 2013 10:21

Aditya G wrote:Sagar prahari ball is a navy force and not under mha.


This force's responsibilities, don't they overlap with that of ICG?

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Postby alexis » 23 Jan 2013 10:31

atreya wrote:
Aditya G wrote:Sagar prahari ball is a navy force and not under mha.


This force's responsibilities, don't they overlap with that of ICG?


To an extent - yes. they also overlap to an extent with marine police also.

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Postby Shrinivasan » 23 Jan 2013 19:48

alexis wrote:
atreya wrote:Sagar prahari ball ..... This force's responsibilities, don't they overlap with that of ICG?
To an extent - yes. they also overlap to an extent with marine police also.
That is the beauty of it... a stronger net with built in redundancies... Indian Navy is designated the overall head of this whole apparatus.

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Postby Shrinivasan » 23 Jan 2013 19:51

A Sharma wrote:L&T Secures Additional Defence Order for 18 Interceptor Boats
Mumbai, 22 Jan 2013: Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s leading engineering, manufacturing & construction major has received an order valued at `447 crores from the Ministry of Defence for the construction of 18 High Speed Interceptor Boats for the Indian Coast Guard. This follows the earlier contract, valued at ` 977 crores, for 36 similar vessels.
Excellent development, these boats would go a long way in beefing up near coastal and inland waterways security freeing up larger vessels to venture out into the seas... provides a much needed fillip to L&T. the icing on the cake is L&T building these in it new yard in Kattupulli in TN. this can get it off the ground,

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Postby Rupak » 24 Jan 2013 01:28

Sagar Prahari Bal is neither ICG nor marine police, it is a dedicated naval asset protection force, like Garud.

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Postby Surya » 24 Jan 2013 03:11

wow Lord Rupak visited us :mrgreen:

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Postby Shrinivasan » 24 Jan 2013 22:34

Rupak wrote:Sagar Prahari Bal is neither ICG nor marine police, it is a dedicated naval asset protection force, like Garud.
Agree 100%, SPB is mainly tasked with Coastal protection and Port protection... Also for Search & Rescue... I think one "function" which is not advertised in its "Counter-Terrorist" role on the high seas... here they will be supplementing the Marcos I presume...
SPB is one of the levels in the multi-level coastal protection scheme proposed by IN/MoD after 26/11.

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Postby Shrinivasan » 24 Jan 2013 22:36

Some additional information on Coastal Security re-structuring done in 2009...
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/govt-orders-coastal-security-restructuring/429319/0
I have a detailed schematics.. will post it when I can lay my hands on it.

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Postby SSridhar » 25 Jan 2013 12:40

New Hovercraft for Coast Guard - The Hindu
The Indian Coast Guard Station Mandapam, a premier establishment in the region safeguarding the maritime interest of the nation, has got an additional new version of UK-made hovercraft.

A release from the coast guard here said the hovercraft would be arriving Mandapam station on January 25 at 1200 hrs.

The new version of hovercraft is 21 meters long and can achieve a speed of 45 knots per hour and hovering height of 1.5 meters.

The air cushion vehicle is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and render assistance to small boats, crafts in distress at sea.

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Postby Vipul » 31 Jan 2013 02:56

Keel-laying ceremony of new class offshore patrol vessels at Goa Shipyard Ltd.

The keel-laying ceremony of the second of the new class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), indigenously designed in-house and being built by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) for the Indian Coast Guard, was held at GSL on January 28. VAdm MP Muralidharan, AVSM & Bar, NM Director General Indian Coast Guard, did the honours in the presence of GSL's chairman and managing director RAdm (Retd) Vineet Bakhshi, VSM, IG SPS Basra YSM, PTM, TM, Commander Indian Coast Guard Region (West), DIG S D Bhanot,TM COMDIS (Goa), and senior officials of the Coast Guard and GSL.

The keel-laying ceremony for the second of the new class OPVs comes on the heels of commissioning of the Indian Navy's largest patrol vessel 'INS Saryu' at GSL on January 21. It may be recalled that the contract for the construction of six OPVs for the Indian Coast Guard was signed on May 9, 2012, and the first keel-laying ceremony to mark the commencement of the series construction of the new class OPVs was held at GSL on September 28.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby maz » 31 Jan 2013 08:58

Even though some of the larger patrol craft are due for decommissioning, the ICG is finally beginning to see a significant rise in its force levels as the IPVs from GRSE (where are HSL's IPVs?) , the 12 new Griffon TD 2000 hovercraft and large numbers -74 or so - of 26m interceptor craft finally begin to enter service.

Of note is the delivery of L&T's first of 36 +18 interceptors - C 401. While delivery was delayed by several months, L&T is understood to be working towards delivering the remaining 35 within contractual timelines.

Bharati finally delivered the first of 15 interceptors -C 154 - on 26Dec2012. This vessel is yet to be commissioned. In addition, Bharati is also building 5 similar boats called FSB. So, that is 20 from Bharati.

This means that within the next few years, there will be 73 new 26m interceptors in addition to the 13 X 26-28m ABG built craft, and one each from L&T and Bharati.

In addition, Timblo dleivered 10 X 9.8m Interceptor Craft IC 117 to IC125. Bristol Boats is delivering 10 or so IC to its own design. Timblo is also executing an order for 30 X 12.5m workboats/ patrol craft.

GRSE continues to deliver Rajshree class IPVs at about 3 month intervals with 4 of 8 delivered so far. The yard has managed to reduce build time to 18 mos or so for each batch of IPV (and naval WJFAC).

In addition, CSL is likely to begin delivery of its first of 20 X 50m FPV later in 2013.

HSL, is struggling to deliver the 4 remaining Rani Abbakka class IPV with a different WJ system in a bid to regain lost performance as a result of very poor weight control on all 5 vessels. It is likely these will be delivered in 2013-2014.

In addition, HSL has 8 more IPV on order although to what design is not yet clear.

There is a requirement for several more IPV/FPV although I can't recall the number now but it will be at least 10 units.

so, we are looking at 41-50 new 50m IPV/FPV joining the service starting 2011 with deliveries spread over a decade or so . Not bad at all.

Larger ships

The last of three 90m OPV from GSL should enter service this year. The last of three PCV from ABG should also enter service this year.

GSL is running flat out building 6 X 105m OPV with deliveries likely by early 2016 at about 3-6 month intervals.

In addition, there's a tender for 7 X 80m-90m class OPVs that has not yet been decided.

In essence, the ICG is headed to become one of the largest CG services in the world. Not bad at all!

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby maz » 31 Jan 2013 09:13

THE new Solas Marine Lanka built FIC for the SPB are 16m in length with composites design work by Team 1 CCG in Dubai. This makes them quite a bit larger than the 13m Plascoa FIC from Couach.

Believe the first batch should have arrived or close to being delivered now.

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Postby Singha » 31 Jan 2013 09:24

can you create a current and future orbat of the ICG with a few key details like weapons and sensors also?
BR would be a good place to host this as a additional resource off the IN orbat page

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Postby Shrinivasan » 01 Feb 2013 21:09

^^^excellent suggestion Simgha Sahab. Ping me if you need any help.

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Postby Aditya G » 01 Feb 2013 21:20

maz wrote:THE new Solas Marine Lanka built FIC for the SPB are 16m in length with composites design work by Team 1 CCG in Dubai. This makes them quite a bit larger than the 13m Plascoa FIC from Couach.

Believe the first batch should have arrived or close to being delivered now.


Hi maz,

We need detailed coverage and interviews of the Sagar Prahari Bal. Is it only a force protection and harbour defence type of force or is there anything more to them? How are they placed viz-a-viz the MARCOS?

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Postby Vipul » 01 Feb 2013 22:29

New Coast Guard station at Pipavav.

In its fourth year of operations in Gujarat, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has set up a new station at Pipavav but the official commissioning of the station will take place in a few months.

The ICG celebrates its raising day on February 1.

The new station is based at Pipavav coast in Amreli district that has the Pipavav port, which is operated by a private player.The ICG already has six stations in Gujarat — Jakhau, Vadinar, Okha, Porbandar, Veraval and Mundra. The last two were commissioned in 2011.

Commandant S K Sarotra, who is also the ICG’s chief public relations officer in the region, said, “The station has jurisdiction in Amreli and Bhavnagar talukas. It will have an office for the ICG staff and residences for officers, the construction of which is underway.”

One officer and nine ICG personnel have been deployed at the new station. After its commissioning, more officers would be deployed.The state government has allotted 22 acres of land at Pipavav to the Indian Coast Guard for this station that will have two interceptor crafts.

With the increase in international trade and movements at ports in Gujarat, the threat to the state’s 1,600-km-long coastline has also increased.

The ICG had also started the automatic identification system (AIS) to install transponders in Indian fishing boats to identify them and keep a tab. The project is near completion where more than 30,000 boats have been fitted with the transponders.

In another programme, called Distress Alarm System (DATS), alarms have been fixed in Indian fishing boats to be used during emergencies like being attacked by pirates. In such situations, the fishermen have to just press the alarm so that the nearest ICG station receives a message for help. Alarms have been fixed in 80% of the boats.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby maz » 02 Feb 2013 01:23

Rajdhwaj, last of 8 Rajshree class IPV launched at GRSE on 29Jan 2013. planned delivery in June 2013.

http://www.demotix.com/news/1758587/ind ... rol-vessel

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Postby Shrinivasan » 02 Feb 2013 22:54

Is this pulling of the vessel more symbolic? I see dock workers pulling on ropes, why? Can't ship be launched by flodding the basin and using tug boats?

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Postby Vipul » 22 Feb 2013 09:45

Commissioning of Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Hovercraft.

Stating that the Centre was paying special attention to build the capacity and capability of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) to tackle emerging maritime challenges, Director General of ICG Vice-Admiral M.P. Muralidharan has said the force was poised to grow to more than 150 vessels and 100 aircraft by 2018.

Addressing after commissioning the Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Hovercraft 190 — the fourth of the series of 12 ACVs designed and built by UK-based Griffon Hoverwork Ltd — at Mandapam Coast Guard station on Tuesday, he said the process of strengthening the ICG to meet the challenges had received undivided attention of the Union Government.

“Our nation’s growing maritime interest, apart from traditional aspects of trade and fisheries, has grown to include offshore assets, other than sea-based resources that need to be protected and preserved in furthering the national goals,” he said.

The ICG which made a humble beginning in 1977 with two ships and five boats, now has 80 vessels and 56 aircraft. “The force is poised to grow to over 150 vessels and 100 aircraft by 2018,” he said. In the last two or three years, the ICG had established 17 new stations and set to have 42 stations in a few months’ time, he added.

The ICG had added a regional headquarters in Kolkata and it was now looked after by five regions, he said.

While enhancing surveillance and ensuring effective maritime domain awareness, the ICG has established the Coastal Service Network in the mainland and work on the island territories is to be completed. “The aim of setting up the network is to create real-time surveillance system which can be monitored even from remote locations,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Inspector General S.P.Sharma, Commander, Coast Guard Region (East), said the eastern region was responsible for maintaining surveillance along 2714 km of coastline and 4.45 lakh sq km of exclusive economic zone.

Pointing out that the responsibilities of the Coast Guard have increased manifold in the recent times, due to the dynamic maritime security matrix, he exhorted the new craft’s crew to make full use of the machinery and equipment on board to deliver the best results.

District Collector K.Nanthakumar and Mandapam station commandant H.Harish More were present

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Postby Shrinivasan » 22 Feb 2013 15:29

Are all 12 being built in UK istan? I thought the first 2 are built abroad and next 10 being built in desh? Anyupdates on the domestic hovercrafts being developed?

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Postby Shrinivasan » 22 Feb 2013 15:30

In Mandapam, apart from commisioning the CV, they have inagurated a Hoverport, methinks more ACVs would get launched here.

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Postby Shrinivasan » 22 Feb 2013 15:33

ICG has commissioned an Interceptir Boat in Mumbai, this time built by Bharti Shipyard (of Airtel fame). 35 knots max speed! How many have been ordered? An ICG Orbat in BR is long overdue!!!

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Postby Vasu » 22 Feb 2013 16:27

Shrinivasan wrote:ICG has commissioned an Interceptir Boat in Mumbai, this time built by Bharti Shipyard (of Airtel fame). 35 knots max speed! How many have been ordered? An ICG Orbat in BR is long overdue!!!


They're unrelated I believe. Its Bharati Shipyard, and that's Bharti Airtel. Bharati Shipyard was founded by two IIT KGP grads who worked at MDL together.

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New interceptor boat joins Coast Guard.

Indian Coast Guard’s C-154, an interceptor boat (IB) with new generation Arneson Surface Drive (ASD), was commissioned here on Friday in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Secretary J.K. Banthia and S.P.S. Basra, Inspector General (IG), Coast Guard Region (West).

ASD, a surface-piercing propeller drive, can turn the boat while in high speed. By mid-2014, the Coast Guard will add 14 more such ships to its fleet. They will be distributed across the coastline for better surveillance.

“This ship will be based in Mumbai and will serve the entire coast of Maharashtra (????). It will also help in securing the western coast of the country,” said Mr. Basra.

The 28-metre-long boat, with 75 tonnes displacement, can achieve a maximum speed of 35 knots. Besides latest navigation and communication equipment, it has medium-range armament. It can perform high-speed interception, close-coast patrol, low-intensity maritime operations, search-and-rescue and surveillance. It was built by M/s Bharati Shipyard Ltd. at a cost of Rs. 18 crore.

“We have taken a serious note of the bomb blasts in Hyderabad. Apart from issuing high alert in the State, such efforts to strengthen our coastline are also necessary. All the authorities responsible for handling the security of coasts are working in cooperation,” said Mr. Banthia.

The vessel is also capable of operating in shallow water. It has two main engines of 1,630 kW each and has a complement of one officer and 12 men.

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Vasu wrote:
Shrinivasan wrote:ICG has commissioned an Interceptir Boat in Mumbai, this time built by Bharti Shipyard (of Airtel fame). 35 knots max speed! How many have been ordered? An ICG Orbat in BR is long overdue!!!


They're unrelated I believe. Its Bharati Shipyard, and that's Bharti Airtel. Bharati Shipyard was founded by two IIT KGP grads who worked at MDL together.


Yes. My old college seniors and they did well. :)

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Postby Vipul » 20 Mar 2013 19:43

Four fast crafts to join Southern Naval command.

Four Fast Interception Craft (FIC) are all set to join the Southern Naval Command fleet here, giving a boost to coastal defence.

Presently the craft, which arrived here last week, were in the process of being taken over from the ship builders and they would be deployed in Ezhimala and in the islands of Kavaratti, Minicoy, and Androth, a naval release said today.

Southern Naval Command will get 12 more of these craft in the coming months.

The craft will be under the operational control of Naval Officer in Charge (Kerala) and Sagar Prahari Bal (SPB) - the force raised by the Navy for coastal defence- will operate the craft.

Their responsibilities will include Naval Force Protection, seaward security of naval assets, and counter terrorism among others.

The craft, built at Solas Marine Lanka Private Limited, are highly capable vessels and can do speeds up to 45 Knots and have an endurance of 200 nautical miles at 15 Knots.

They can carry a variety of armament from Heavy Machine Guns to Grenade Launchers. The upper deck canopies are bullet proof.

The versatile vessels are fitted with modern navigational aids and communication equipment including AIS (Automatic Identification System) and LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device)- an anti piracy device, the release added.

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Postby Vipul » 21 Mar 2013 19:01

Cochin Shipyard launches second fast patrol vessel for Coast Guard.

Cochin Shipyard Ltd has launched the second fast patrol vessel being built for the Indian Coast Guard.

The vessel named Abheek is the second in a series of 20 numbers FPVs contracted by CSL for the ICG. The contract was signed in 2010 with delivery of the last vessel slated for 2017.

A press release issued here said that the launch was a visual spectacle in its innovativeness. With the indigenous aircraft carrier occupying the building dock, the FPV weighing 120 tonnes placed on specially designed cradles at the dock head hoisted by the gantry crane and transported over the entire length of the IAC, before being lowered into the water. This unique method is another example of the yard’s quest to find innovative solutions, the release said.

The vessels are being built under the dual classification requirements of ABS and IRS. The 50 metre x 7.6 metre x 4.65 metre vessels have a designed speed of 33 knots.

The primary role of the vessel include fisheries protection and monitoring, patrol within exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and coastal patrol, anti smuggling, search and rescue operations and for anti piracy operations.The vessels have a secondary role of providing communication link and escort convoys during hostilities and war time, the release added.

The yard has 26 ships on order consisting of 20 FPV’s, 4 offshore support ships for Indian and foreign owners, 1 Buoy Tender vessel for the Department of Lighthouses and Lightships and the prestigious Aircraft Carrier for the Indian Navy.

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Postby Vipul » 22 Mar 2013 23:23

Hi-tech ship joins Coast Guard fleet in Porbandar.

Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Rajratan', the fifth of a series of eight indigenously built inshore patrol vessels, will now be based in Porbandar.

The 50-metre-long ship has been placed under the administrative and operational control of the commander, Coast Guard Region (North West) to augment the force levels required for continuous vigil along Gujarat maritime frontiers.

The ship was commissioned by director general Indian coast guard, vice admiral M P Muralidharan in Kolkata on February 11. The ship arrived in Porbandar on Thursday with a complement of five officers and 30 other ranks.

Equipped with the state-of-the-art weaponry and advanced communication and navigational equipment, the ship 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 (IMBS), integrated machinery control system (IMCS) and an integrated gun mount with indigenous fire control system (FCS).

The ship can achieve a maximum speed of 34 knots and has an endurance of 1,500 nautical miles, an official release said.

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Postby Vipul » 12 Apr 2013 18:25

Coastguard’s state-of-art interceptor vessel commissioned.

An Indian Coastguard interceptor vessel, fitted with state-of-art navigation and communication equipment, was today commissioned at the Naval dockyard here.

“Patrolling by 30-meter-long boat, which has a maximum speed of 45 knots, will result in enhanced security along the coast of Maharashtra. Let me take this opportunity to salute zeal and dedication of the coast guard personnel, who are guarding the coast round the clock,” Maharashtra Director General Sanjeev Dayal said.The medium range armament fitted boat will involve in high speed interception, coast patrolling, low-intensity maritime operations, search and rescue and maritime surveillance, he added.

With its commissioning, the Indian Coast guard now has 82 ships and boats. In the next five years, same number of boats and ships are planned to be inducted.

The interceptor will be based at Ratnagiri under the administrative and operational control of the commander at Coast Guard district Headquarters 2, said Inspector General (Coast Guard) SPS Basra.It is being commanded by Deputy Commandant G Mani Kumar and has a crew of one officer and 11 enrolled personnel.

It is the second of the series of 36 interceptor boats designed and built by M/s Larsen and Toubro. The first interceptor boat of the series was inducted at Porbandar in Gujarat a few months ago.

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Postby Vipul » 13 Apr 2013 21:11

Tender for Iranavu coast guard academy work soon.

The work of the much-awaited Indian Coast Guard Academy (ICGA) at Irinavu near Azhikkal in Kannur will start soon as the process to give tender is in the final stage.

"Tender was floated for the consultancy services in detailed engineering, project management and infrastructure development for the academy in December 2012, and we are in the process of finalizing the bidders and the winners would be announced in the next few days," said a senior officer of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

He said the project is estimated to cost around Rs 600 crore, while the consultancy charge will be to the tune of Rs 30 crore.

However, before the master plan is finalized, the land preparation work and the boundary roads will be completed. The target is to complete the work of the academy within three years, said the official, who added that once completed the academy will have staff strength of 750 and the facility to train 650 sailors and officers. When the foundation stone of the academy was laid on May 28, 2011, defence minister A K Antony had assured that the academy, which is India's first-such academy for the ICG, would be commissioned within three-and-a-half years.

However, it was only towards the end of 2012 that the authorities took some solid moves to start the project, though 164 acres was ready at Irinavu on the banks of Valapattanam estuary.

"Though there was delay in launching the project, we are confident that the work will be completed in three years from now," claimed the official, who added that the senior officials of the ICG will visit the site in the coming days. The idea of the academy was mooted in 2009 after the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008 to enhance the capabilities of the ICG. It is the first time such an academy is coming up in the country and it will be designed in the same pattern as the Indian Naval Academy (INA) in Ezhimala.

"Since the threat via sea is increasing, we think this academy assumes great significance because it can train more sailors. As of now the training is given at INA and with the new academy, which would be one of the biggest such academies in Asia, it is expected that the ICG will assume more strength," said the ICG official.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby arun » 15 Apr 2013 20:08

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

10-April-2013 17:39 IST

Indian Coast Guard Ship H-191 Commissioned


Indian Coast Guard Ship H-191, the fifth of the series of twelve Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) was commissioned at Mumbai by Director General Indian Coast Guard Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal.

The 21 metres long Air Cushion Vehicle with 31 tonnes displacement can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots. The ACV is capable of undertaking multi-farious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and rendering assistance to small boats/craft in distress at sea.

The Air Cushion Vehicle H-191 will be based at Okha under the Administrative and Operational Control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West).

The hovercraft is commanded by Commandant IJ Singh and has a crew of two Officers and eleven Enrolled Personnel.

The commissioning ceremony was witnessed by Inspector General SPS Basra, Commander Coast Guard Region (West) and other dignitaries from Central and State Government.

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GSL DELIVERS OPV “ ICGS VAIBHAV” TO INDIAN COAST GUARD

Posted on : 02 April 2013

“ICGS Vaibhav”, the 90 meters class of Offshore Patrol Vessel, indigenously designed in house and built by Goa Shipyard Ltd was handed over to the Indian Coast Guard on 31st March 2013 .

DIG Vivek Vajpayee TM Principal Director (Material), Shri R Choudhary Director (Ops) GSL, Shri Sanjiv Sharma Director (Fin) GSL , DIG R H Nandodkar TM CGRPS, DIG K Janardanan TM Commanding Officer and other senior GSL and Coast Guard Officers were present on the occasion.

ICGS “Vaibhav ” is the third in the series of three OPVs built by GSL for the Indian Coast Guard.

The vessel is equipped with most advanced state-of- the-art Navigational and Communication equipment, sensors and machineries . The special features include an Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS), Power Management system (PMS), High Power external fire Fighting system (ABS Fi-Fi Class -1) and an indigenous Close Range Naval (CRN) 91 Gun along with Fire control system .

The Vessel is designed to carry a Helicopter and Five High Speed Boats for search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The Vessel is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to combat oil spill at sea. The Ship is fitted with Global Maritime Distress and Safety system (GMDSS) making it an apt platform to carry out search and rescue operations in Indian Search and Rescue Region (ISRR) .

Propelled by twin diesel engines, the vessel has an endurance of 4500 nautical miles and attains a maximum speed of 26 knots. The vessel can stay at Sea for 15 days without replenishment. The sustenance and reach coupled with most modern equipment and systems; provide the OPV with a capability to perform the role of a command platform.



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