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Indian Coast Guard Commissions Ship Named After Assam's Kanaklata Barua

G Plus News | October 03, 2020 11:50 hrs

GUWAHATI: ‘ICGS Kanaklata Barua’, a vessel built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, in the series of five fast patrol vessels (FPV) for the Indian coast was commissioned on September 30. 


The FPV, ICGS Kanaklata Barua, was commissioned at GRSE FOJ Unit through video-conferencing by Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Jiwesh Nandan. 


The FPVs are medium-range surface vessels with a length
of 50 m, a width of 7.5 m and displacement of around 308 T, according to the release.


It stated that the vessel is equipped with three “main engines of MTU make and built at GRSE with advanced control systems, ‘Water Jet’ units and an ‘Integrated Bridge System’ integrating all communication and navigation systems”. The ship is fitted with 40/60 gun as the main armament, it added.


ICG ships are named after women freedom fighters of the country and the ICG had an FPV named after Kanaklata, which was decommissioned in 2017 after 20 years of service from Port Blair as its base.


The new vessel will replace the decommissioned vessel.

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