COMMISSIONING OF INDIAN COAST GUARD STATION AT MURUD

           Indian Coast Guard Ship Vijit, the 2nd in the series of 90 meter Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) was commissioned at Goa by Shri M M Pallam Raju, the Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri on 11 Dec 10 in the presence of Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, AVSM, Director General Indian Coast Guard, CMD Goa Shipyard Limited and other senior dignitaries of the Central and State Government. 'Vijit' meaning "Winner or Victorious" is a projection of Indian Coast Guard's will and commitment “To serve and protect” the maritime interest of the nation.

           This  90 Mtrs OPV has been designed and built indigenously by M/s GSL and is fitted with most advanced navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries by means of state-of-the-art technology. Her features include an Integrated Bridge System(IBS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS), Power Management System (PMS), High Power External Fire Fighting System (ABS Fi-Fi Class-1) and one indigenous Close Range Naval (CRN)  91 Gun Mount along with an optical fire control system for day and night usage. The ship is designed to carry one twin engine Light Helicopter and five high speed boats for Search and Rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to combat any oil spill contamination at sea.  The ship is fitted with advanced Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) making it an apt platform to carryout search and rescue operations in Indian Search and Rescue Region (ISRR). 

        The ship draw 2390 tons and is propelled by 2 x 9,100KW  diesel engines to attain a maximum speed of 26 Knots. At economical speed, it has an endurance of 4500 nautical miles and can stay at sea for 15 days without any replenishment. The sustenance and reach coupled with the latest and modern equipment and systems, provides her the capability to perform the role of a command platform and accomplish all Coast Guard charter of duties. 

           ICGS Vijit, will be manned by 08 Officers and 82 men under the command of Deputy Inspector General Naresh Kaul and will be based at Porbandar under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Headquarters,    Coast Guard Region (NW).        

COMMISSIONING CEREMONY OF ICGS VIJIT

CHIEF GUEST, DGICG AND OTHER DISTINGUISHED GUESTS WITH SHIP'S CREW

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

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