Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissions indigenously built Indian Coast Guard Ship Vigraha

August 28, 2021 Photo(s): By PIB

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship Vigraha, seventh in the series of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), was commissioned by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Chennai on August 28, 2021. The ship will be based in Visakhapatnam.

The 98-meter OPV, with a complement of 11 officers and 110 sailors, has been designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro Ship Building Limited. It is fitted with advanced technology radars, navigation & communication equipment, sensors and machinery capable of operating in tropical sea conditions. The ship is also designed to carry one twin-engine helicopter and four high speed boats for boarding operation, search & rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to contain oil spill at sea. The ship displaces approximately 2,200 tons and is propelled by two 9100 KW diesel engines to attain a maximum speed of 26 nautical miles per hour with endurance of 5000 nm at economical speed. The commissioning ceremony was also be attended by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M K Stalin, COAS General M MNaravane, DGICG K. Natarajan and other senior dignitaries of the central & state governments.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicates to the Nation Indigenously built the Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’, at Chennai on August 28, 2021. The Minister for Department of Industries, Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archeology, Tamil Nadu, Thangam Thennarasu, the Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, the Director General, Indian Coast Guard, K. Natarajan with other senior officers are also seen.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicates to the Nation Indigenously built the Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’, at Chennai on August 28, 2021. The Minister for Department of Industries, Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archeology, Tamil Nadu, Thangam Thennarasu, the Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, the Director General, Indian Coast Guard, K. Natarajan with other senior officers are also seen.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing at the dedication to the Nation Indigenously built the Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’, at Chennai on August 28, 2021.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in a group photograph with the Crew of Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’ at the dedication to the Nation Indigenously built the Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’, at Chennai on August 28, 2021. The Minister for Department of Industries, Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and Archeology, Tamil Nadu, Thangam Thennarasu, the Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, the Director General, Indian Coast Guard, K. Natarajan with other senior officers are also seen.