Cochin Shipyard Delivers 17th FPV for Indian Coast Guard

Published on: 05 Aug, 2015
Published under: Cochin District News

Cochin Shipyard launched the seventeenth in a series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (BY 517) being built for Indian Coast Guard, the shipbuilding company said in a press release.

The vessel was named ICGS ARUSH and launched by Smt Jyoti Devanand, wife of DIG G Devanand, Coast Guard Refit & Production Superintendent, Kochi in a simple ceremony at Cochin Shipyard. Cmde K. Subramaniam, CMD, CSL, DIG M.V. Pathak, Commander District IV, Capt R. S. Sundar, Director (Operations) CSL, Shri D Paul Ranjan, Director (Finance), CSL, and other senior officials of CSL and ICG were present on the occasion.

CSL has so far delivered 13 vessels in the 20 vessel series and the fourteenth vessel ICGS APOORVA is scheduled for delivery on the 31st of July 2015. The thirteenth vessel ICGS ANMOL was handed over to the Indian Coast Guard on 01st June 2015.

Cochin Shipyard was incorporated in the year 1972 as a fully owned Government of India company. In the last three decades the company has emerged as a forerunner in the Indian Shipbuilding & Shiprepair industry. This yard can build and repair the largest vessels in India. It can build ships upto 1,10,000 DWT and repair ships upto 1,25,000 DWT. The yard has delivered two of India s largest double hull Aframax tankers each of 95,000 DWT. CSL has secured shipbuilding orders from internationally renowned companies from Europe & Middle East and is nominated to build the country s first indigenous Air Defense Ship.

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