An Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Shaurya’ was commissioned at Goa. The 105-metre new generation OPV was designed in-house by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL).
The vessel is fitted with modern navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries.
The ship is designed to carry one twin engine Light Helicopter and five high-speed boats, including two Quick Reaction Inflatable Boats for swift boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol.
The ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to contain an oil spill at sea.
The ship is based at Chennai, under the operational and administrative control of Commander Coast Guard Region (East), and will be deployed extensively for surveillance, according to a statement.
Currently, the Indian Coast Guard has a fleet of 129 ships and boats and 72 ships and boats are at various stages of construction at different shipyards in India.
It is the fifth in the series of six offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).