Adding one more product to its diverse portfolio, Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) signed a contract with Ministry of Defence for construction and supply of 02 Pollution Control Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard. This prestigious contract was bagged by GSL through competitive bidding which was participated both by public as well as private shipyards. The contract was signed on 22 June 2021 between Ministry of Defence and Goa Shipyard Limited at New Delhi. With the signing of this contract, GSL will commence a new product line related to vessels designed for the exclusive role of pollution control and response.
The primary role of the Pollution Control Vessel is to carry out dedicated oil spill response operations in the vast EEZ of our country and also around the various neighboring Islands. The Vessel, which will be approximately 115 mtrs long, 16.5 mtrs wide and a tonnage of 4100 Tonnes will have a maximum speed of 22 Knots. The pollution response capabilities of the vessel will include an advanced Radar with oil slick detection software, Oil Recovery Operation System (ORO System) with two Flush type integral side collector sweeping arms, Oil Spill Dispersant (OSD) Spray System, Ocean Booms, Near Shore Booms, Skimmers, RO stowage portable barges among many other state of the art features. In addition the vessel will also be equipped with medium caliber Guns with Fire Control Systems and 02 main Radars.