10 facts about Coast Guard’s new ship Shoor

Written by: OneIndia Defence Desk
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Goa, April 11: The India Coast Guard (ICG) on Monday added one more asset to its fleet when Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari formally commissioned ICGS Shoor.

Here are the 10 key interesting facts about ICGS Shoor.

  • ICGS Shoor is the second in series of 105-meter OPV (off-shore patrol vessel) class fleet built by Goa Shipyard Limited.
  • It is fitted with a 30 mm CRN 91 Naval Gun for effective patrolling of EEZ.
  • It has onboard four lane simulator for small arms training.
  • The ship has two Quick Response Boats for search and rescue missions.
  • It has two Palfinger fast rescue boats for interdictions at sea.
  • It can carry a twin engine Advanced Light Helicopter onboard.
  • It is fitted with oil spill response equipment for combating oil spill at sea.
  • The mean machine is powered by two 9100 KW MTU diesel engines that takes the speeds in excess of 25 knots.
  • The ship boasts of gen-next navigational aids including the Navigational Integrated Bridge System.
  • This is the second of six OPVs being built by GSL for ICG.
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