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Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS 'Abhinav' commisioned
Jan 16, 2014

‘Abhinav’, the third in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) has been commissioned at the Kochi Port. It has been designed and built by M/s Cochin Shipyard Limited.

Fast Patrol Vessels are the work horses of Indian Coast Guard, undertake surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and medical evacuation.

The 50 meter indigenous FPV displaces 290 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots with an endurance of 1500 nautical miles at economical speed of 13 knots, equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry and advanced communication and navigational equipment. She 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).







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