COMMISSIONING OF INDIAN COAST GUARD STATION AT MURUD

 1.      Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajtarang, the second of the series of eight Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs), designed and built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned at Chennai by Dr MM Pallam Raju, Raksha Rajya Mantri on 19 May 12 in the presence of Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, AVSM, NM, Director General Indian Coast Guard and other senior dignitaries of the Central and State Govt.

 2.      The 50 meter Inshore Patrol Vessel is equipped with advanced and sophisticated navigational and communication sensors and equipment. At its economical speed of 16 Knots, it has an endurance of 1500 nautical miles. The special features of the ship include an Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS), and an indigenously built Gun Mount with Fire Control System. The ship is designed to carry one Rigid Inflatable Boat and two Geminis for Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Maritime Patrol.

 3.      ICGS Rajtarang will be based at Chennai and will be under administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East). The ship is commanded by Commandant JI Jose who is a specialist in logistics management.

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

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