GSL Delivers 4th OPV to Indian Coast Guard
The Fourth Vessel of the 05 Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Project, completely designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited was delivered to the Indian Coast Guard on 30th September 2021.
This largest and most advanced 105 meters long, new generation OPV was handed over to Coast Guard in the distinguished presence of Cmde B B Nagpal, CMD, GSL, DIG V K Parmar (PD MAT ) in a ceremony held at GSL on 30th Sept 2021. Shri T N Sudhakar, Director (Fin), Shri. B.K. Upadhyay, Director (Operations) and other senior officials of Indian Coast Guard and GSL were also present on the occasion.
Cmde B B Nagpal, CMD, GSL on the occasion said “In keeping with its tradition of before time delivery, GSL has delivered this 4th Coast Guard OPV, despite the multifarious challenges posed by COVID-19 Pandemic. This milestone achievement has reinforced the trust of our esteemed customers in the shipbuilding capability and commitment of GSL”. The chairman also appreciated the efforts put in by officers and employees of GSL and also the support rendered by Indian Coast Guard during the execution of this project.
The ship, with enhanced indigenized content of critical machinery, has improved performance parameters. Entirely designed in-house by the professionals of GSL. With this delivery, this OPV will form a formidable part of the Coast Guard Fleet and will be used for protection of Exclusive Economic Zone of territorial water of the Nation. These vessels are fitted with most modern and technologically advanced machinery and computerized controls systems, making them the most advanced Patrol Vessels in service with the Indian Coast Guard.