Indian Coast Guard Ship Vigraha

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28 August 2021 Current Affairs:Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship Vigraha is the seventh in the collection of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs).

♦ The ship will be primarily based in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and operate on the jap seaboard underneath the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).
♦ The 98-meter OPV, with a complement of eleven officers and a hundred and ten sailors, has been designed and constructed indigenously by means of Larsen & Toubro ShipBuilding Limited.
♦ This is fitted with advanced technology radars, navigation & verbal exchange equipment, sensors and equipment capable of working in tropical sea conditions.
♦ The above vessel is armed with a 40/60 Bofors gun & geared up with two 12.7 mm Stabilised Remote Control Gun with fire management system.
♦ The ship is also geared up with an integrated bridge system, built-in platform administration system, computerized electricity administration gadget and high-power exterior fire-fighting system.
♦ The ship is additionally designed to raise one twin-engine Helicopter and 4 high pace boats for boarding operation, search & rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The ship is additionally successful in carrying pollution response tools to include oil spills at sea.
♦ It can obtain a maximum velocity of 26 nautical miles per hour with patience of 5000 nm at reasonable speed.
♦ ICGS Vigraha will be deployed significantly for EEZ surveillance and different duties.
♦ With this ship joining the fleet, the Indian Coast Guard will have 157 ships and 66 aircraft in its inventory.

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