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ICG Ship ‘Kamla Devi’, Fifth and Last vessel of FPV Series Commissioned at Kolkata

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship ‘Kamla Devi’ the Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) which is designed, built, and delivered by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd to Indian Coast Guard was commissioned in Kolkata, West Bengal. Indian Coast Guard ship Kamla Devi is officially the fifth and last vessel of the series of FPVs designed and built by GRSE as per the specifications of the Indian Coast Guard.

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ICG Ship ‘Kamla Devi’, the Fifth and Last vessel of FPV Series Commissioned at Kolkata- Key Points

  • Indian Coast Guard ship (ICGS) Kamla Devi is 48.8 meters long and 7.5 meters wide with a displacement of 308 tonnes.
  • There are three engines and water jets in ICGS Kamla Devi.
  • She is capable of a top speed of 34 knots and an endurance of over 1,500 nautical miles.
  • She has an Integrated Bridge System and is fitted with 40/60 guns as the main armament.
  • The ICGS Kamla Devi has advanced habitability features with fully air-conditioned accommodations for 35 personnel.
  • ICGS Kamla Devi will patrol the seas and carry out anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and search and rescue operations as and when required.
  • MV Ma Lisha, a passenger-cum-cargo ocean-going ferry built by the Shipyard for the cooperative Republic of Guyana was also flagged off.

About ICGS Kamla Devi

ICGS Kamla Devi is 48.9 meters long and 7.5 meters. It has a displacement of 308 tonnes. It is capable of a top speed of 34 knots and an endurance of over 1,500 nautical miles.  It has an integrated bridge system and is fitted with a 40/60 gun as the main armament. The ship has advanced livable facilities with fully air-conditioned accommodations for 35 personnel.

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About MV Ma Lisha

MV Ma Lisha is designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd and will be housed in Chennai. The ship was launched on 15th June 2022 and within six months, GRSE secured the ‘Technical Acceptance’ of the ship on 16th December 2022. It is a 70-meter-long vessel with a displacement of 1,700 tonnes and is propelled by two diesel engines and can attain a maximum speed of 15 knots.

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