“ICGS Priyadarshini” (GRSE Yard – 2113) an advanced “Fast Patrol Vessel”, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally “Handed Over” to the Indian Coast Guard today, 27 Mar 19 at GRSE, Kolkata. It a matter of great pride, as “ICGS Priyadarshini” is the 7th Warship delivered by GRSE in last 22 months and is also the 99th Warship delivered by GRSE together to Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and Mauritius Coast Guard, which is a record itself.
The Ship was handed over by Rear Admiral V. K. Saxena, IN (Retd) Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE to the Commanding Officer of the Ship, Commandant (J & G) Mahavir Singh at the Ceremony held in GRSE today. DIG Sudhir Sahni; PD (Mat)/CGHQ, carried out Final Inspection of the Ship prior to acceptance by the Indian Coast Guard. Shri Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director (Finance), Shri Asit Kumar Nanda, Director (Personnel) and Cmde. Sanjeev Nayyar, IN (Retd), Director (Shipbuilding) and other Senior Officials of GRSE and Indian Coast Guard were present at the occasion.
GRSE is executing order for 5 Fast Patrol Vessel Ships for the Indian Coast Guard and the ship delivered today, is the 1st in the series. The balance 4 ships are in advanced stages of construction and are expected to be delivered to the Indian Coast Guard, over the next 1 ½ years. The entire design of these FPV Ships has been developed inhouse by GRSE as per requirements specified by Indian Coast Guard. The ship is 50 Meter long, 7.5 Meters wide with a displacement of around 308 Tonnes. The ship is designed for a maximum speed of 34 knots with an endurance of more than 1500 nautical miles, and is equipped with 03 nos. Main Engines with Advanced Control Systems, Water Jet Units and an “Integrated Bridge System” integrating all Communication and Navigation systems. The ship is also fitted with 40/60 Gun as main armament and will also have improved habitability features with fully air conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel.
The FPV ship is a medium range surface vessel capable for operations in Maritime Zones of India. These fuel efficient & powerful platforms are designed to perform multipurpose operations e.g. patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations.
In line with the Govt. of India’s “Make In India” Initiative towards Self Reliance & Indigenisation, the Fast Patrol Vessel Class of Ships are fitted with high percentage of indigenous content.
With the Handing Over of “ICGS Priyadarshini”, GRSE has once again demonstrated its’ Commitment to Strengthen the Maritime Security of the Nation, thereby meeting the Aspirations that the Country has Reposed on this Mini Ratna Shipyard. This also proves GRSE’s ability to provide end-to-end solutions to their customers ranging from product conceptualization, design, system integration and project management thus increasing the capability to meet customer demands.