Keel of the third Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel of the new 5 CGOPVs Project for the Indian Coast Guard was ceremoniously laid at Goa Shipyard Ltd on Wednesday by RAdm Philipose George Pynumootil, NM Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area and Naval Aviation in the presence of RAdm Shekhar Mital, CMD, GSL, DIG Himanshu Nautiyal (COMDIS), DIG Atul Parlikar and senior officials of the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and from GSL.
According to a statement here on Thursday, the five CG OPV project is a follow-on of 06 CG OPV Project, completed in 2017. With focused efforts towards ‘Make In India’, the indigenous content has been increased from 60 per cent, for six CG OPV Project, to 70 per cent for the ongoing five CG OPV Project.
It is noteworthy that the contract for 5 CGOPVs was signed by GSL with MoD on August 26, 2016, and commencement of production of first vessel was formally started within three months with formal steel cutting on November 13 2016, at the of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
The Vessels are scheduled to be delivered between January 2020 to January 2021.
By: UNI India
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