GSL lays keel for four fast patrol vessels

Defence Secretary of India Shri Giridhar Aramane laid the keel of four Coast Guard Fast Patrol vessels (FPVs) on 25th August, 2023 at Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL). 

The  FPV designed by GSL is a medium range weapon fitted surface vessel with  length of 51.43 mtrs, and breadth 8 mtrs.

Further, the ship is propelled with twin engine and has   maximum speed of 27 Knots. Displacement of the vessel is approx. 320 Tons, and it is capable of operating in rough sea conditions.

These vessels for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) are based on in-house design of GSL and will be fitted with most modern and technologically advanced machinery and computerized controls systems, making these the state of the art FPVs of the ICG. 

Besides, the Defence Secreatry also inaugurated GSL Integrated Stores Complex.

Director General, Indian Coast Guard, Shri Prakash Pal, Chairman and Managing Director, GSL, Shri Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay,  and other officials of ICG were present on the occasion.


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