ICGS Patrol Vessel Vijaya Enters Service

ICGS Patrol Vessel Vijaya Enters Service

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Coast Guard Director-General Rajendra Singh along with Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra took part in the commissioning ceremony of ICGS VIJAYA on 14 Sep 2018.

The indigenously built patrol vessel ‘Vijaya’, fitted with advanced navigation and communication equipment.

The 98-metre ship will be based at Paradip in Odisha for extensive surveillance in the Exclusive Economic Zone, an official release said.

The induction of this patrol vessel will give a fillip to the maritime protection of our vast coastline of eastern seaboard in general and the maritime states of Odisha and West Bengal in particular.

The ship is designed to carry one twin engine helicopter and four high speed boats, including two inflatable boats for boarding, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol operations.

‘Vijaya’ is capable of carrying limited pollution response equipment to contain oil spill in sea, besides, is equipped with a 30 mm gun with fire control system. Commandant Harinder Jit Singh will be the first captain of the Ship which will be manned by 12 officers and 91 men.

Indian Coast Guard presently has a fleet of 137 ships and 62 aircraft. Further, 61 ships are at various stages of construction at different Indian shipyards.