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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 11 Nov 2015 00:50

http://www.goashipyard.co.in/NewsEventsDetails.aspx?id={0058-0102-0151-0128-0161-0192-0225-0256}

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CMD, GSL in his message said “The timely delivery of First CGOPV of a new class at fixed cost is a landmark event for GSL. The ship was launched on 26 Nov 2014. Delivery of the ship within one year of its launch, as was committed at the time of launch, is reflective of yard’s shipbuilding capabilities, commitment and validation of our execution skills. ...

The ship has been built in supervision of Coast Guard Head Quarters and CGRPS based at Goa.

This state-of-the-art OPV is first in the class of six OPVs being built by GSL for Indian Coast Guard. It will be the biggest ship on joining Coast Guard fleet. ICGS Samarth has been delivered on time, despite concurrent design by GSL to International Class notations. The ship has registered excellent performance at sea during trials:-

a) And has achieved 25.1 knot speed, as against contractual speed of 23 knot at 92% MCR. ( 26.5 kn at 100% MCR)

b) Is most fuel efficient, as compared to previous series of OPVs and has registered 16.36% less fuel consumption despite higher displacement.

c) Has 18% lesser turning circle diameter, thereby improving manoeuvrability of vessel and capability to get into combat position quickly.

d) Has 20.8% more endurance despite higher displacement.

e) Has much improved habitability and improved Head Room of 2.7 mtrs against 2.5 mtrs in earlier OPVs.

The induction of Samarth will help meet the increasing requirement of the Indian Coast Guard for undertaking Policing and Patrolling of the vast Indian Exclusive Economic Zone. The ship has state of the Art engine / machinery controls for ease of operation, advanced EW and electronic systems and gun.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 11 Nov 2015 01:15

indranilroy wrote:I like this a lot. The Samarth class looks very similar to the Saryu class. Ofcourse, both are OPVs built by GSL. Does anybody know the differences between them? That would explain why they are operated by two different agencies.


Following differences can be observed vs Saryu:

- No emphasis on stealth shaping. You can walk around the ship
- Different davits, with seemingly larger RHIBs
- Smaller cannon - probably CRN-91 though photos don't show any
- No EO turret (BEL Shikari?), but may be installed later
- No Cwiz
- Shorter heli deck
- Different positioning of smoke stacks
- Higher power generation @ 1900 Kw vs 1700 Kw for Saryu
- More crew @ 126 vs 118 (less automation?)
- Fire fighting equipment

The hull and propulsion are identical.

I would like to compare the displacement but my guess is it should be lighter, on account of lighter structures. Also, ICG may not use Navy grade steel or steel thickness.

There are no statements of what may be the war time role of this class of ship. While I support more equipment for ICG, as taxpayer I want to know whether these large ships will be of benefit during war as well. ICG could provide basic air defence (even IA does that with L70 cannons) and CSAR.

Perhaps they can undertake offensive actions on Pak Marines and PMSA during war, and even hunt for enemy divers and mini submarines. I expect this lot to be active in the Sir Creek area:

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 25 Nov 2015 00:12

Not directly related to ICG, but a series of posts from the excellent Chuck Hill's CG Blog.

http://chuckhillscgblog.net/2011/10/06/ ... mment-8112

http://chuckhillscgblog.net/2012/02/10/ ... ard-roles/

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Now we will look more closely at what Coast Guard Cutters may be called upon to do in future conflicts, what changes to our existing force might be prudent, and desirable characteristics for future cutters.

Normally Coast Guard cutters only go to war for two reasons:

Either they have capabilities the US Navy cannot supply in sufficient quantity,
or the scope of the conflict is so large, every effort has to be thrown into the struggle.
As noted in part one, in a major war the Navy is likely to have problems with these missions:

Base Security
Inshore
Sea Control
Mine Counter Measures (MCM)
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS)

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http://chuckhillscgblog.net/2012/11/19/ ... -inch-gun/

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Why do we have guns on our ships at all?

We use guns to signal, firing across the bow to tell a vessel to stop.
We use guns to intimidate law breakers into complying, making it obvious it is futile to resist.
To sink derelict vessels that may be hazards to navigation.
To protect ports, waterways, coastal areas, and marine traffic from attack in peacetime (PWCS).
To fulfill war time roles.

....

In choosing the Mk110 57mm because it was seen as a better AAW weapon, a better anti-swarm weapon, as lighter, cheaper, easier to maintain or man, for whatever reason, the Coast Guard will have a weapon that is at best only marginally more capable, perhaps even less capable, of performing the most likely missions–stopping/sinking a surface target or performing NSFS–than the weapons of 60 to 90 years ago.

While the size, toughness, and survivability of merchant ships has increased dramatically, the Coast Guard has not provided its ships with a significantly improved capability to stop or sink a ship since the introduction of the 5″/51 in 1921. I still think the Coast Guard should add a light weight anti-surface vessel torpedo to its inventory as the cheapest was to have a truly effective ship stopper that can be made widely available. But until such a weapon becomes available, the Mk45 5″ is the best alternative available.

The 5″ Mk45 is a versatile weapon. Equipping the OPCs with this weapon make the ships more capable of performing both the PWCS and probable wartime mission and significantly enhances the NSFS capability of US Naval forces in a major conflict.


The ICG has become a fairly large force, and impending induction of OPVs from GSL and L&T will also equip it with muscle power. We should codify and train for wartime roles they can carry out. I really like the 76 mm cannons and dual 30 mm cannons on the OPVs. A EO based FCS similar to Navy will allow complex missions during war;

- Base security / Harbour defence
- Inshore patrol, boarding of vessels
- Security of Sir Creek area including protection of BSF Floating BOPs from Pak Marines
- Land troops on the beach with Hovercraft.
- Firefighting on bombed ships and shore structure
- Combat Search and Rescue
- Protect offshore installations from sabotage divers and midget subs
- Enforce economic blockage on merchantmen
- Air defence around offshore installations
- Secure coast against jehadi landings
- Marine recce using Do-228s
- Force protection of navy ships at sea from swarm attacks
- Prevent enemy amphib ops on island territories

Mine countermeasures sounds like a natural mission, but requires specialized equipment. Potential Navy ASW and AEW helicopters can fly off ICG ships, but i dont see that happening as Navy has its own OPVs to provide that platform.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vipul » 11 Dec 2015 06:12

ABG Shipyard delivers pollution control vessel to Coast Guard.

The country's largest private shipbuilder ABG Shipyard today delivered a Rolls-Royce designed pollution control ship to the Indian Coast Guard.

The pollution control vessel has been built at a cost of over Rs 120 crore, ABG Shipyard said in a statement today. "ABG Shipyard has delivered the third pollution control vessel to Indian Coast Guard today. This was the... last vessel of its series," the company said.

The Rolls-Royce designed ship is equipped with state state of the art equipment and machinery, it said."The vessel is propelled by diesel electric system with the maximum speed of 21 knts an endurance of 6,000 KN miles. The vessel is designed to operate twin engine advance helicopter," it said.

The vessel is 94 metres long, draws 4,500 tonnes and is equipped with modern oil pollution control equipment with the capacity of containment and recovery of oil at sea, it said. The ship can also store up to 500 tonnes of recovered oil at sea.

The shipyard has delivered over 230 ships of different class till date including 13 aluminium high speed interceptor boats and three pollution control vessels to the government.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby chaanakya » 14 Dec 2015 21:03

Loshali sacked for Pakistan boat remarks, may go for review

Coast Guard DIG B K Loshali has been sacked for passing remarks that contradicted the government’s stand over the sinking of a Pakistani boat off the Gujarat coast last New Year’s eve, officials said.

Sources told The Indian Express that the officer is likely to approach the Director General (DG), Coast Guard, for a judicial review of the decision.

A Defence Ministry official said that Loshali was dismissed from service by a five-member General Court Martial (GCM) in Mumbai, which found the officer guilty of contradicting the government’s version on the boat. Apart from losing his job, the decision means that Loshali may also lose all retirement benefits.

Watch the video of Loshali’s remarks here

“Loshali is no longer in Coast Guard service. He was dismissed on Saturday evening,” said the official.

“However, under judicial review, the Coast Guard DG can either confirm the decision of the GCM or rule against it. The DG also has the powers to soften the punishment by keeping the pension benefits unaffected even while confirming the dismissal,” the official said.

If the DG rules against him, Loshali has the option of approaching a civil court to challenge the decision, sources said

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby member_22539 » 15 Dec 2015 18:15

^Please cross post this in the politics thread. There are a lot of whiners who were bellyaching about this motor-mouth back when this episode happened. They need to see that things take time (when they are done right), but they do get done by the present govt.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 04 Feb 2016 12:03

Is this the new Coast Guard livery? or applied on some ships?

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Postby member_29172 » 04 Feb 2016 19:38

Probably used for smaller ships. The police uses a similar version of this boat if I am not wrong

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vipul » 09 Feb 2016 21:36

Coast Guard proposes to induct 38 more aircraft by 2020.

To boost its surveillance and search and rescue capabilities, the Indian Coast Guard has proposed to induct 38 more aircraft and helicopters into its fleet by 2020.

The expansion plan will see the maritime security force acquire Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), Twin-engine Helicopters and Maritime Multi-mission Surveillance Aircraft ( MMSA). The CG at present has a fleet of 62 airplanes and helicopters.

In the next three-four months, it is going to sign a contract with HAL for procuring 16 ALHs, official sources said.

It is also exploring options to buy 14 twin-engine heavy helicopters. The Coast Guard is eyeing choppers of Airbus Helicopters, but it may take a couple of years to actually acquire these as a proposal in this regard is pending with the Ministry of Defence.

"We have been looking to procure twin-engine helicopters that can help in making long trips in the sea. The current Chetak helicopters do not have the ability to go deep over the sea. The twin-engine helicopters can make longer trips.

"They can be used in areas where we don't have air strips, for instance, in Minicoy and many such places," said a senior government official.

Air assets have often played a crucial role in the Indian Coast Guard's operations. When the suspicious Pakistani boat carrying explosives blew itself up on the night of December 31, 2014, off the Gujarat coast, the operation was conducted jointly by the air and sea wings of the maritime security force.

The Coast Guard is also looking for six more Maritime Multi-mission Surveillance Aircraft. However, CG is waiting for the Indian Air Force to be ready with a proposal as it wants to buy buy the aircraft together. (IAF is now holding up this purchase :x )

"The Staff Qualitative Requirements (SQRs) of the Coast Guard and Air Force are same. So, we are waiting for their proposal to get ready and then we can buy it together. However, the purpose of the two will be different and modifications to the aircraft will be done as per the requirements of the two forces," the official said.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Bala Vignesh » 14 Feb 2016 08:33

indranilroy wrote:I like this a lot. The Samarth class looks very similar to the Saryu class.

I believe the next logical step here should be joint design and development of vessels that both the navy and the coast guard will use, with interchangeable mission modules that are plug and play capable. This would help the navy and Coast Guard to cross train for war time contingency and also provide coast guard ships the required punch to take up wartime roles apart from their usual duties of law enforcement and counter smuggling operations.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 20 Feb 2016 15:08

ICGS samarth, the latest 105m is equipped with Bofors gun ... no not the 155 mm kind.

On a recent visit to Mombassa:

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby arun » 28 Feb 2016 06:58

Sixteenth Cochin Shipyard (CSL) built Aadesh Class 50 M Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV), Arnvesh, to be commissioned soon:

New Coast Guard ship to be commissioned soon


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Postby Aditya G » 28 Feb 2016 14:08



This is a major development for ICG. I wonder if this will affect the coordination with IN.

The relationship between IN and ICG, and their individual roles are a bit different compared to IA and BSF.

The BSF is placed under Army command at times of war, as well as on LoC they are under Army command. There is no such tie up between ICG and IN. Though there is an understand that ICG's role is limited to EEZ and IN beyond it, in practice they overlap. ICG's SAR responsibility extends much farther than India's EEZ as well.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby arun » 02 Apr 2016 13:56

Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL) delivers “Shoor”, the second of six (“Samarth” Class 105 meter?) OPV’s under construction to the Coast Guard:

GSL delivers second OPV to Coast Guard

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Postby Aditya G » 12 Apr 2016 00:00

ICGS Shoor commissioned today:

http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/ind ... s-1.987348

Pennant #12

It has CRN-91 as per report. Also on board simulators for small arms training.

The RHIBs are by Palfinger - why cant these be made in India?

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vipul » 12 Apr 2016 06:24

Coast Guard rebases 1 ship, 6 interceptors to Andaman.

The Indian Coast Guard on Friday re-based one ship and six boats from Chennai to Andaman and Nicobar Region. According to officials the decision to rebase the assets was taken to strengthen the maritime border operations in the region.

Among the assets that would find a new base are ICGS Rajkamal and six Interceptor Boats (C-407, C-412, C-414, C-416, C-417 and C-428). "These platforms are rebased to Andaman and Nicobar Region as part of the Coast Guard Headquarter rebasing plan," says an official.

The rebasing plan is mainly aimed towards enhancing the coastal security of the newly ICG stations that have been set up to for the effective optimization of the assets.

Officials say that the newly-commissioned ICGS Arnvesh has already joined the Eastern CG fleet as part of replacement. On Friday, the Commanding Officers and the crew of the assets were given farewell at the Chennai Port Trust harbour.

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Postby arun » 19 Jun 2016 09:55

Aryaman , the 18th in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessel of the Aadesh Class under construction for the Indian Coast Guard by Cochin Shipyard delivered:

CSL delivers vessel before schedule

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 20 Jun 2016 23:59

Light Houses of India.

230 pages.

http://www.dgll.nic.in/WriteReadData/Pu ... sofIndia(2).pdf

Save it for keeps

DGLL should be brought under MoD and reoriented as a security and safety agency much like the ICG. Overtime the staffing should be done by Navy and ICG personnel.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby saip » 21 Jun 2016 00:11

^^ The above link does not work. Try this:

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Kakkaji » 22 Sep 2016 02:02

Reliance Defence in talks with Coast Guard for patrol vessels

NEW DELHI: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence and Engineering is in talks with the Indian Coast Guard to finalise a long-pending Rs 920-crore contract for 14 Fast Patrol Vessels.

The erstwhile Pipavav Shipyard, which has been taken over by the Reliance group and renamed as Reliance Defence and Engineering (RDEL), had emerged as the lowest bidder for the project, beating Goa Shipyard and L&T.

Contract with the Coast Guard is likely to be signed in October, defence sources said. They said the design will be done in-house and built by RDEL at its Pipavav shipyard.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby A Sharma » 10 Feb 2017 22:04

Hover to her

An elite group of first-generation women hovercraft officers of the Coast Guard are now assigned combat roles

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Kakkaji » 16 May 2017 00:07

GRSE to build water jet-propelled fast patrol vessel for Coast Guard

KOLKATA: The keel of a patrol ship, the first of a series of five water jet-propelled fast patrol vessels to be built for the Indian Coast Guard by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), was laid at the Raja Bagan dockyard here today.

The ship, expected to be delivered to the Coast Guard by mid-2018, will be constructed adopting integrated construction technology to ensure higher percentage of outfitting during launch, a Defence spokesperson said.

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Postby tsarkar » 16 May 2017 11:19

Kakkaji wrote:GRSE to build water jet-propelled fast patrol vessel for Coast Guard

KOLKATA: The keel of a patrol ship, the first of a series of five water jet-propelled fast patrol vessels to be built for the Indian Coast Guard by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), was laid at the Raja Bagan dockyard here today.

The ship, expected to be delivered to the Coast Guard by mid-2018, will be constructed adopting integrated construction technology to ensure higher percentage of outfitting during launch, a Defence spokesperson said.


GRSE wholly owned subsidiary Rajabagan Dockyards has fine tuned manufacturing fast waterjet powered 300 ton attack craft after 10+4 IN & 8 ICG orders including more deep screwdrivering of associated waterjets and MTU diesels.

Diesels enables better endurance while waterjets enables speed and manoeuverability.

Hope this successful design is reused for missile craft and lightweight ASW ships.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby arun » 04 Jun 2017 14:44

Cochin Shipyard Ltd. built Aadesh Class 50 meter Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV), ICGS Amartya , rescues 27 off dredger in distress:

Coast Guard, Coastal Seurity Police rescue 27 crew members from dredger in distress

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vips » 16 Aug 2017 04:10

Centre clears 32k crore plan to bolster Coast Guard.

The government has approved a 31,748 crore "definitive five-year action programme" for the Coast Guard, which is the defence ministry's smallest armed force after the Army, IAF and Navy but whose role has become crucial ever since the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai in 2008.

Sources said the action plan to bolster the force-levels of Coast Guard in terms of offshore patrol vessels, boats, helicopters, aircraft and critical operational infrastructure was cleared at a meeting chaired by defence secretary Sanjay Mitra earlier this month.

The aim is to make the Coast Guard a 175-ship and 110-aircraft force by 2022 to plug operational gaps and strengthen its capabilities to safeguard coastal security, island territories, offshore assets and marine environment as well as undertake anti-piracy, anti-smuggling, oil-spill and pollution-control operations.

India has a 7,516-km coastline, with 1,382 islands and a sprawling Exclusive Economic Zone of 2.01 million sq km, which will go up to almost 3 million sq km after delimitation of the Continental Shelf.

But the Coast Guard currently has 130 "surface units'' in the shape of 60 ships (offshore patrol vessels, fast patrol vessels and pollution-control vessels), 18 hovercrafts, and 52 smaller interceptor boats/crafts. The "air units", in turn, are limited to 39 Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, 19 Chetak choppers and four Dhruv advanced light helicopters.

The action plan intends to "consolidate the progress" made by the Coast Guard, which is currently headed by Rajendra Singh as the director-general, after the 26/11 strikes punched gaping holes in the country's coastal security architecture.

"The force already has 65 ships and interceptor crafts/boats under construction. Moreover, the acquisition of 30 helicopters for over 5,000 crore is also underway," said a source. While 16 indigenous Dhruv choppers have already been ordered from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, the procurement of 14 twin-engine EC-725 tactical choppers, which can carry up to 30 passengers, from Airbus is in the final stages of approval now.

With Coast Guard also looking for six more maritime multi-mission surveillance aircraft, the force will also get five more air stations/enclaves to add to the nine such establishments already present. "The existing 42 stations (20 were sanctioned after 26/11), under the five regional headquarters at Gandhinagar, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Port Blair, will also be fully-developed and made 'smart' with better infrastructure," said the source.

"Coast Guard has taken a conscious decision to stabilize its geographic spread in order to also focus on development of critical operational infrastructure like jetties for ships and hangers for aircraft," he added.

With an existing manpower of around 1,600 officers, 9,000 uniformed personnel and 1,200 civilians, the Coast Guard primarily has a non-military maritime security charter, except during war when it conjoins with the Navy for national defence operations.

The force, however, now also acts as the "lead intelligence agency for coastal and sea borders". The 26/11 Mumbai carnage, after all, had exposed the lack of "critical connectivity'' between intelligence agencies and security agencies.

Since then, the Navy and Coast Guard have dramatically cranked up their maritime vigil. Several other measures, ranging from Phase-I of the coastal surveillance radar network to the naval NC3I (national command, control, communication and intelligence) network have been implemented. But much more needs to be done.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Philip » 16 Aug 2017 08:20

Good top see such quick and timely decisions for the CG,
"The force already has 65 ships and interceptor crafts/boats under construction. Moreover, the acquisition of 30 helicopters for over 5,000 crore is also underway," said a source. While 16 indigenous Dhruv choppers have already been ordered from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, the procurement of 14 twin-engine EC-725 tactical choppers, which can carry up to 30 passengers, from Airbus is in the final stages of approval now.

But where are the equally quick decisions reqd. for the IN? The IN's order for 18 Sikorsky helos were cancelled,and it requires over 120+ ASW/multi-role helos as of 5 years ago!

Secondly,the CG's increasingly larger assets (OPVs),and smaller corvette sized vessels between 450-800T,should possess some ASW and mine-countermeasure capability,which would be of tremendous use during a crisis.These eqpt. could be in modular form,easy to install and reconfigure the vessel for more serious responsibilities assisting the IN by sanitising the "brown/green water" coastline and protecting the naval bases and ports from enemy attack,particularly from subs and UUVs.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vips » 17 Aug 2017 18:15

Larsen & Toubro delivers two high-speed interceptor ships to Indian Coast Guard.

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) today said it has delivered two high-speed interceptor ships to Indian Coast Guard at the Kattupalli Shipyard near Chennai.

This delivery is part of the two contracts being executed by the company for design and construction of 54 interceptors to Indian Coast Guard, valued at Rs 1,424 crore, Larsen & Toubro said in a statement.

"Larsen & Toubro has delivered two more high-speed interceptor ships (C-433 and C-434) to Indian Coast GuaGuard, valued at Rs 1,424 crore, Larsen & Toubro said in a statement.

"Larsen & Toubro has delivered two more high-speed interceptor ships (C-433 and C-434) to Indian Coast Guard at the company's Kattupalli Shipyard, near Chennai, seven months ahead of contractual schedule," it said.

With these two, 34 Interceptors have been delivered by the company so far. L&T had won the order against global competition, it added.

Made of aluminium alloy hull with waterjet propulsion, these ships have a speed of over 45 knots (a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile/per hour) with excellent manoeuvrability and are ideally suited for high interception.

S N Subrahmanyan, CEO and Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro, said: "We appreciate the urgent need of Indian Coast Guard to augment coastal security in these turbulent times. Our production is over one year ahead of schedule and we are ready to deliver the remaining 20 vessels to Coast Guard anytime suiting their operational requirements."

J D Patil, Senior Executive Vice President (Defence) & Whole-time Director, Larsen & Toubro, said: "Besides Interceptor Vessels Programme, L&T has also been mandated by the Coast Guard to design and build seven Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The construction of OPVs is on schedule and the launch of first OPV is slated for next month."

On June 20, 2017, L&T launched the floating dock for the Indian Navy, a giant platform, and currently trials are in progress for or on-time delivery to Indian Navy before November 2017.

L&T has till date completed repairs and refits of naval and coast guard ships and delivered six refit ships (including the largest logistics tanker ship) from its shipyard at Kattupalli, dedicated to defence shipbuilding.

The company was licenced for warship and submarine building in 2002 and has shipbuilding yards at Hazira near Surat on the west coast and at Kattupalli near Chennai on the east coast.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby ramana » 18 Aug 2017 01:37

Any line drawings or specs of the L&T built interceptor ships and OPV?

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby ramana » 19 Aug 2017 01:31

Folks,

What would you like to ask the Coast Guard if you had a chance?

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vips » 19 Aug 2017 03:23

Does the Indian Coast Guard feel that post Nov 2008, the number of ships, helis, air/hovercrafts that are under induction and the string of new radar station's being set up is adequate to cover India's vast coastline?

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

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L&T interceptor boats
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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby ramana » 19 Aug 2017 11:07

Thanks.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby manjgu » 19 Aug 2017 11:15

and what specific areas is the CG lacking in?

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 04 Sep 2017 05:11

When did this happen?

The Indian Coast Guard is getting ready to induct 14 Airbus EC725 helicopters
https://twitter.com/delhidefence/status ... 4043442176

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Bala Vignesh » 05 Sep 2017 01:22

ramana wrote:Folks,

What would you like to ask the Coast Guard if you had a chance?

What war time roles does ICG envision for itself in light of the new and afqvnced equipment being inducted into its force structure??

Is ICG planning on taking up the IN tasking of Anti Piracy patrols in then gulf region now that they possess ocean going vessels in numbers and friendly ties in the countries in the neighborhood of the gulf??

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 28 Sep 2017 06:10

Here's a side view diagram of Larsen & Toubro's indigenously developed interceptor boat that it is supplying to the Indian Coast Guard.
https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/912556776008040453

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Vips » 27 Oct 2017 19:25

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

An offshore patrol vessel (OPV), entirely developed in-house by Larsen and Toubro and the country's first-ever such defence craft to be built in a private shipyard, was today handed over to the Coast Guard.

The vessel named "Vikram", built at Larsen and Toubro's Kattupalli shipyard, about 45 km from here, was handed over to the Coast Guard ahead of the March 2018 delivery schedule.

This is the first of the seven vessels for which the Rs 1,432-crore contract had been awarded by the Ministry of Defence in March 2015. As per the contract, the first vessel was slated to be delivered in March next year.

The vessel, equipped with modern weapon and state-of- the-art radar systems, would be deployed for day and night surveillance patrol, search and rescue and in pollution response operations in exclusive economic zones of the country, the Coast Guard said in a release.

The OPV is designed entirely in-house and became the first defence vessel to be built in a private shipyard.

The vessel was launched by Additional Director General, Coast Guard, V S R Murthy at a function at Kattupalli shipyard, in presence of Larsen and Toubro Board Member and Whole Time Director (Defence Business) J D Patil, Larsen and Toubro Ship Building Managing Director and CEO B Kannan.

According to the release, the ship is indigenously designed and would be inducted into service by April 2018 after completion of extensive trials of equipment and machineries. The ship is fitted with one 30 mm automatic gun and two 12.7 mm gun with fire control systems. It would have integral twin-engine helicopter, which would enhance its operational, surveillance, search and rescue capabilities. The vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art radars, navigation and communication systems capable of operating in tropical conditions.

"This launch is a reaffirmation of our credentials in the ship-building space as this is our third major mandate from the Coast Guard," Larsen and
Toubro CEO and Managing Director S N Subrahmanyan said.

"It is also heartening to note that our team has overcome all challenges to remain ahead of contractual schedules for all the mandates," he said in
a statement.

Stating that Larsen and Toubro achieved the distinction of launching the lead ship of a new class of defence vessel, Kannan said that "this
(today's launch) reaffirms our capabilities to execute and deliver complex defence projects on time using design, indigenous technologies and
construction skills."

Larsen and Toubro, apart from building ships, is also undertaking construction of medium "refit and repairs" of ships for the Navy and the Coast
Guard.

"Currently, INS Darshak, a Naval survey vessel, is undergoing refit at Kattupalli shipyard," he said.

Till date, Larsen and Toubro had delivered six refit defence ships including the largest logistics tanker ship INS Jyoti from the shipyard.
The OPV launched today is 97 metres long, 15 metre wide and has 2,140T displacement with a range of 5,000 nautical miles and can reach
speed of up to 26 knots.

The entire design and construction processes have undergone dual certification from American Bureau of Shipping and Indian Registrar of Shipping, the company said.

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Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Postby Aditya G » 29 Oct 2017 16:50

Was it a launch or delivery?

INS Jyoti is one of INs largest ships.


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