India’s Goa Shipyard has launched the first Fast Patrol Vessel meant for Mauritian coast guard.
Goan Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar launched the first of the 11 FPVs in a ceremony, the company said in a statement Monday.
J Goburdhan, the Mauritian High Commissioner stated that the Mauritian government is confident of getting these ships within contractual delivery time.
RAdm Shekhar Mital, CMD, GSL said that the “Contract of the vessel was signed on 17 May 2014, while the keel of this vessel was laid on 18 Dec 2014. Launching of first of the series vessel, within 14 months of keel laying is a record in itself. He assured that the vessel will be delivered ahead of the contractual schedule of Sept 2016.”
This vessel is primarily designed for Coastal Patrolling, Anti-piracy, Anti-smuggling, Anti-drug Surveillance, Anti-poaching Operations, and Search and Rescue Operations.
The vessel is fitted with 30 mm CRN-91 Gun, 12.7 mm HMGs & 7.62 mm MMGs besides state-of-the-art Navigation and Communication equipment and is capable of achieving a high speed of 35 knots.
In a move to deepen security ties with neighboring countries and to counter Chinese maritime traffic, India will set up 32 Coastal Radar Surveillance (CSR) stations with navigational military radars in Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives and Sri Lanka, Local media reported Tuesday. “On the first leg of the visit, Modi will stop in Seychelles
Goa Shipyard Limited today said it has supplied naval equipment to countries such as Myanmar and Mauritius and is pursuing orders from other friendly foreign nations. "Contracts for two Fast Patrol Vessels for Mauritius Coast Guard have been signed along with a contract with its Government for supply of 11 Fast Interceptor Boats for their Coast Guard
The Government of Mauritius has entered the first stage of receiving their offshore patrol vessel (MOPV) as Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd laid the keel at their main yard on April 23, 2012. As part of the Indo-Mauritian co-operations, GRSE was awarded the contract worth US$ 58
The Sri Lankan Navy has taken delivery of the second advanced offshore patrol vessel from India's state-owned shipbuilder Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) on Thursday, 25 days ahead of schedule. With this, shipyard has succeeded in reducing build period of 2500 Tonnes OPV to nearly 3 years from over 5 years taken till about 3 years back, GSL said in a press release
Goa Shipyard has delivered first Offshore Patrol Vessel (SLOP) to Sri Lanka Navy on 22nd July, 86 days ahead of schedule. SLOPV contract is one of the major export contracts, being executed by GSL currently for friendly countries, Goa Shipyard announced last week
US Coast Guard has transferred a High Endurance Cutter to the Vietnam Coast Guard Thursday morning. The ship, which will be renamed CSB 8020, is expected to improve the Vietnam Coast Guards maritime domain awareness, increase its capacity to perform maritime law enforcement operations, and conduct search and rescue and other humanitarian response operations
Indian Navys amphibious ship INS Shardul has reached Mauritius on Tuesday to assist the island country to marine patrol its waters. The ship is currently on a month-long deployment in the southern Indian Ocean, Business Standard reported Tuesday
Indian Navy is likely to award contracts to small and private shipyards to build vessels for defense forces. The Navy is working with the shipping ministry on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Navy and Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL)
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