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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby arun » 02 Nov 2017 16:59

Vips wrote:L&T hands over offshore patrol vessel to Coast Guard.

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Larsen & Toubro Press Release on the handing over to the Indian Coast Guard the 97 meter,2140 Ton displacement Lead Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of a series of seven OPVs to be commissioned as Vikram.

L&T Launches Offshore Patrol Vessel for Indian Coast Guard

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby jaysimha » 29 Jan 2018 11:01

Ministry of Defence
INDIAN COAST GUARD SHIP C-161 COMMISSIONED AT PORBANDAR
Posted On: 05 JAN 2018 3:10PM by PIB Ahmedabad
05 Jan 2018, Ahmedabad
Indian Coast Guard Ship C-161 was commissioned today at Porbandar. ICGS C-161 shall be based at Vadinar under the administrative and operational control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North West). Air Marshal RK Dhir PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command commissioned the Interceptor Boat built by M/s Bharati Defence and Infrastructure Limited in the presence of Inspector General Rakesh Pal, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (NW) and other distinguished guests from various Central and State agencies.
The Interceptor Boat C-161 is 27.64 mtrs in length, with a displacement of 107 tons and can achieve max speed of 35 knots. The IB is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and rendering assistance to boats and craft in distress at sea. The boat is commanded by Dy Commandant Gaurav Verma and will be based at Vadinar. As per the basing plan, the Region (North West) shall be placing nine additional ships in the Gujarat region by year 2021.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby arun » 29 Mar 2018 10:55

Priyadarshini Class Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Bhikhaiji Cama decommissioned:

Indian Coast Guard Ship Bhikhaiji Cama decommissioned

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Bob V » 29 Mar 2018 15:50

Are those bow thrusters on that OPV, a new feature on locally designed boats ? I haven't seen anything similar on our bigger boats. Although it's a cold war concept & was successfully used with cruisers then, it is still relevant today

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Bob V » 29 Mar 2018 15:54

What was the name of that Russian ship, which had first implemented this concept & was discovered subsequently by the US intelligence ? I can't seem to find any reference of it, on the internet.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Eric Leiderman » 30 Mar 2018 01:13

Bow thrusters are still very much used, They are efficient once the vessels speed is below 3 knots and can be used effectively once the speed drops to 7 knots. Very helpful in docking ships , a large vessel can turn on a dime using her rudder/s and bow prop/s. no need for tugs to assist during docking.
Also part of the whole package for dynamically positioned ships.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Philip » 30 Mar 2018 10:13

North Sea ferries use them, hurricane weather.

Our CG OPVs must be designed for ( not fitted) with extra weaponry which can be unstalled swiftly in a crisis.For example looking at the current design, the basic hull/platform,a TAS can be installed at the cut down to the stern, LW ASW TTs., and possibly an MBU launcher at the bows.Some measure of SR anti- missile defence could also be installed.The twin trunking must be changed to a single stack as it opens up space on either beam for eqpt. such as BPDMS systems.The helo deck can extend further aft to cover the TAS and provide enough hangar space for a med. MR helo.If there is enough space between the stack and mast, even SSMs in inclined launchers facing port and starboard could be also added.


In wartime to have in a jiffy 12 or so ASW OPVs would be a great asset to the IN esp. as the greatest challenge to the IN is going to be from the Sino-Pak subs.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vips » 13 Apr 2018 06:50

Indian Coast Guard gets Make in India boost as ICGS Vikram joins fleet.

n a major success for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative for Make in India in defence sector, country's first defence ship built indigenously in a private sector shipyard ICGS Vikram was commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard and would now be deployed in the Arabian Sea to thwart maritime security threats to the country.

The ship is first of the seven Vikram class of the 98-metre class offshore patrol vessels that will be inducted into the force in the coming years for coastal security and search and rescue roles both within and outside the country.

The results of PM Narendra Modi's Make in India in defence sector have started showing results and I am very happy to see that an indigenously built ship is getting commissioned into the Coast Guard, said MoS for defence Subhash Bhamre.

Defence ministry officials present on the occasion said the contract for the seven ships to be built by the Larsen and Toubro was signed in 2015 after the Modi government came into power and has been built at 30-40 per cent less cost what public sector units had been charging till recently.

The Vikram can travel for at least 5,000 nautical miles without refueling and can help in extending the reach of the force which has been travelling over thousands of nautical miles in recent past for rescue operations in far off areas like it did recently while dousing fire on a merchant ship over 800 miles away from indian shores.

The cost of the ICGS Vikram is close to Rs 190 crore and would be now deployed in Mangalore under the operational and administrative control of the commander, Coast Guard region (west). It would be deployed extensively for exclusive economic zone surveillance and other duties, the release said.

Designed indigenously by Larsen and Toubro Ltd, the OPV is fitted with modern navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machines. Its features include a 30-mm gun and a 12.7-mm gun, integrated platform management system, automated power management system and high-power external firefighting system.

The ship can carry a twin-engine helicopter and four high-speed boats, including two rigid hull inflatable boats for swift boarding operation, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol.

"It can also carry pollution response equipment to contain oil spill at sea. Its sustenance and reach and modern equipment and system provide it the capability to perform the role of a command platform".

At present, the Coast Guard has a fleet of 134 ships and boats and 62 aircraft, even as 63 ships were at various stages of construction in different shipyards in the country.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby arun » 13 Apr 2018 15:29

X Posted from the Indian Navy thread to the Military Acquisitions and Indian Coast Guard threads.

Rolls Royce press release announcing agreement with Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) for transfer of technology related to localising of engine components, engine assembly, testing, painting and major overhauls of 16-cylinder and 20-cylinder MTU Series 8000 engines :

Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Limited agree to manufacture MTU engines in India

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Goa Shipyard Limited will assemble MTU Series 8000 engines in India
Agreement covers assembly of 16- and 20-cylinder engines in new facility in Goa
Agreement is part of Rolls-Royce’s commitment to “Make in India”


Pune, India

Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a premier defence shipbuilding yard in India under the Ministry of Defence, have agreed to cooperate in the local manufacturing of technologically-advanced MTU Series 8000 engines in India. Under the agreement, which was signed today at India’s leading defense trade show Defexpo, the companies will assemble the 16-cylinder and 20-cylinder MTU Series 8000 engines at GSL’s new facility in Goa. The MTU brand is a worldwide leader in large diesel and gas engines and complete propulsion systems and part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

The agreement includes transfer of MTU technology related to localising of engine components, engine assembly, testing, painting and major overhauls. MTU Series 8000 engines are the largest and most powerful MTU diesel engines with a power output of up to 10 MW. They are fitted onboard all Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) recently constructed or currently under construction in India. This includes eleven Coast Guard OPVs by GSL (six completed and five under construction), five Naval OPVs under construction at Reliance Defence Engineering and seven Coast Guard OPVs by L&T.

RAdm (Retd) Shekhar Mital, NM, Chairman & Managing Director of GSL said: “In line with the thrust on indigenization and ‘Make in India’ initiative of the MoD, Government of India, GSL has been on the forefront for increasing the indigenous content onboard vessels constructed at GSL. Since main diesel engines constitute the heart of a ship and are among the major high value imported equipment items onboard ships, the collaboration will aid to significantly increase the indigenous content onboard ships constructed in India. It will also provide a strategic edge to Indian Defence Sector as know-how and infrastructure for such niche technology will now be available with a PSU Shipyard, which can be gainfully utilised by the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. For some time we have been on the lookout for acquiring such technology of marine propulsion engines and we are thankful to our partners Rolls-Royce and MTU Friedrichshafen for choosing us as collaborator. Under the agreement we will be catering for marine propulsion requirements within the country in the range of 7 to 10 MW. The new facility being created by GSL will also undertake all major overhauls of these engines.

This venture will be a game changer. Plans are in place to progressively increase the indigenous content and with a strong manufacturing base in India, we are confident of achieving significant indigenous content in these engines. Besides creating self-reliance for India, it will usher in new opportunities for the local industry for indigenisation. I’m sure that with favourable Government policies and thrust on indigenisation, this collaboration will be highly successful.”

Praveen Mohan, Director & CEO, MTU India, said: “The agreement with GSL to manufacture MTU’s most-advanced Series 8000 engines in India is a significant milestone and further reinforces our commitment to ‘Make in India.’ We have been working with the Indian defence sector for several decades and our well-proven MTU engines propel and power many vessels of both the Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy. We are committed to collaborating with our stakeholders to help support the country’s vision of indigenisation and self-reliance.”

MTU Series 8000 engines are the top-selling propulsion engines in their power class for naval vessels. They are also proven in ferries and yachts and have altogether completed over one million operating hours. Series 8000 engines are available in the power range from 7 to 10 MW. They feature low overall operating costs, high power density and environmental compatibility. Common rail fuel injection combined with the electronic engine control system make it possible to achieve fuel consumption levels of less than 200 g/kWh and very low exhaust emissions. Series 8000 engines are certified as marine engines in accordance with all accepted classification standards worldwide. They were also awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in 2014 and are subsequently the first advanced technology engines in this power class to meet the stringent requirements of this certification.

Rolls-Royce Press Release

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby arun » 27 Apr 2018 17:23

Praveen Swami on an alleged Indian Coast Guard operation 50 km off the coast of Goa involving among other assets offshore patrol vessels ICGS Samarth and ICGS Shoor to ”intercept a yacht carrying runaway Dubai royal Latifa Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum” who he reports is a daughter of United Arab Emirates Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

For more on the alleged Nostromo affair read on:

India returned runaway Dubai princess to protect strategic interests : India located the United States-flagged yacht, Nostromo, some 50 km off the coast of Goa

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 27 Apr 2018 17:42

ICG could help with mine countermeasures.

ASW may be just too sophisticated.

Philip wrote:North Sea ferries use them, hurricane weather.

Our CG OPVs must be designed for ( not fitted) with extra weaponry which can be unstalled swiftly in a crisis.For example looking at the current design, the basic hull/platform,a TAS can be installed at the cut down to the stern, LW ASW TTs., and possibly an MBU launcher at the bows.Some measure of SR anti- missile defence could also be installed.The twin trunking must be changed to a single stack as it opens up space on either beam for eqpt. such as BPDMS systems.The helo deck can extend further aft to cover the TAS and provide enough hangar space for a med. MR helo.If there is enough space between the stack and mast, even SSMs in inclined launchers facing port and starboard could be also added.


In wartime to have in a jiffy 12 or so ASW OPVs would be a great asset to the IN esp. as the greatest challenge to the IN is going to be from the Sino-Pak subs.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby ramana » 16 May 2018 08:52

i like the ICGS Vikram


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