ICGS Vijit (Vijit means Victorious), the second 90m OPV for the Indian Coast Guard was commissioned by the Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri M M Pallam Raju at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) on December 11, 2010.
Some interesting features of 90m OPV are:
- constructed by GSL, to replace the ageing Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) that are in operation with Indian Coast Guard from the year 1980.
- first OPV: Yard 1203 was launched on July 04, 2008 and commissioned as ICGS Vishwast on March 17, 2010.
- second OPV: Yard 1204 was launched on November 04, 2009 and commissioned as ICGS Vijit on December 11, 2010.
- third OPV: Yard 1205 was launched on December 05, 2009 (to be commissioned).
Read the specifications of 90M OPV as pdf from GSL.
Read more from DNA India.
The above photographs on right are from GSL News & Events.
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