The second in the class of 05 Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), built on GSL’s ‘in-house’ design was delivered to the Indian Coast Guard on 12th Nov 2020.
This largest and most advanced 105 meters long, new generation OPV was handed over to Coast Guard in the distinguished presence of Cmde B B Nagpal, CMD, GSL, DIG Devanand, TM – PD(Mat), DIG H P Singh, CGRPS (Goa), DIG Harinder Jit Singh Commanding Officer (designate) in a simple ceremony held at GSL on 12th Nov 2020. Shri T N Sudhakar, Director (Finance), Capt Jagmohan, Director (CPP&BD), Shri. B.K. Upadhyay, Director (Operations) and other senior officials of Indian Coast Guard and GSL were also present on the occasion.
CMD, GSL on the occasion said “In keeping with its tradition of before time delivery, GSL has delivered this 2nd Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel ahead of contractual schedule, despite the multifarious challenges posed by COVID-19 Pandemic. This milestone achievement has reinforced the trust of our esteemed customers in the shipbuilding capability and commitment of GSL.”
The ship, with enhanced indigenization of critical machinery, has bettered various contractual parameters like speed, fuel efficiency, low turning circle etc. during sea trials.