1.      Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Rajshree', the first of a series of eight Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) being built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata was commissioned here today by Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, AVSM, NM, Director General Indian Coast Guard, in presence of Inspector General SP Sharma, PTM, TM, Commander, Coast Guard Region (East), and other senior dignitaries of the Central and State Govt.

2.      The 50m long indigenous IPV displaces 300 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 34 knots, with an endurance of 1500 nautical miles at economical speed of 16 knots. Equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry and advanced communication and navigational equipment, it makes an ideal platform for undertaking multifarious close-coast missions such as surveillance, interdiction, Search and Rescue, and medical evacuation. The special features of the ship include an Integrated Bridge Management System (IBMS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS) and an integrated gun mount with indigenous Fire Control system (FCS).

  3.      ICGS Rajshree would be based at Chennai under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).

Indian Coast Guard, Ministry Of Defence, Government Of India
Coast Guard Headquarters, National Stadium Complex, New Delhi 1100 01

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