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Coast Guard Ship Ayush Commissioned

February 2017
 

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Kochi. Indian Coast Guard ship CGS Ayush, the last in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and indigenously built by m/s Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), was commissioned on 18 Feb 2017 at Kochi by Vice Admiral AR Karve, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command on 18 Feb 2017 in the presence of Additional Director General K Natarajan, PTM, TM, Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard). The ceremony was also attended by Inspector General VS Pathania, PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (West), Shri Madhu S Nair, CMD, CSL and other senior dignitaries of the armed forces, central and state govt.

The 50 meter long CGS Ayush displaces 421 tons of water and is equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry, communication and navigational equipments. The ship is propelled by three advanced diesel engines coupled with three Rolls Royce jets to achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots and has an endurance of 1500 nautical miles at an economical speed of 14 knots. The ship is an ideal platform for undertaking multifarious close-coast missions such as surveillance, search and rescue, interdiction and maritime law enforcement. The special features of the ship include an Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Machinery Control System (MCS) and an indigenously built gun mount with fire control system.

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The ship has been christened “Ayush”, which literally means “Longevity” and will be based at Krishnapatnam, under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East), Chennai.

The ship on joining the Coast Guard fleet will enhance Coast Guard’s capability in furthering its mandate of maritime safety, maritime security, environmental protection and coastal security on the eastern seaboard.

ICGS Ayush is commanded by Commandant (JG) Asheesh Sharma and has a complement of 04 officers and 33 enrolled personnel.

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