Indian Coast Guard vessel Arnvesh commissioned

The Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ICGS Arnvesh was commissioned at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The vessel was commissioned by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command, Vice-Admiral HCS Bisht. The ship is built by the Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL).

The ship is primarily intended to undertake surveillance at sea, coastal patrol, anti-smuggling and anti-piracy operations and rescue operations. The ICG Arnvesh is equipped with the most-advanced navigational and communication sensors and equipment, including night vision capabilities. 

The vessel among the 20 FPVs indigenously built by CSL. It is capable of carrying a crew of five officers and 34 men on board. The ship is 50-metre long, 300-tonne vessel and also propelled by triple Rolls Royce Kamewa Water Jets. It can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots. 

The Vessel is fitted the state of the art communications and navigational equipment including night vision capabilities. Its main armament comprise 40/60 Bofors guns. Currently the Indian Coast Guard has 120 ships, 63 aircraft and 10,000 men and 5 air stations.

So now lets discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the ICG vessel which has commissioned recently in Visakhapatnam ?
2. Expand the term FPV, ICG and CSL ?
3. The Indian Coast Guard vessel Arnvesh has been build by which shipyard ?

Courtesy : The Hindu

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