Offshore patrol vessel ICGS Varaha launched

  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has launched a new offshore patrol vessel called ICGS Varaha from a corporate shipyard near Chennai.
  • The vessel has been designed and built indigenously.
  • This is the third in a series of seven similar ships to be handed over to the Coast Guard.
  • The timeline for the delivery of all the vessels is March 2021.
  • ICGS Varaha will soon be fitted with advanced navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries.
  • The weapons will include a 30 mm guns with Fire Control Systems.
  • It will also be capable of carrying a twin-engine helicopter and four high-speed boats for Search and Rescue and Maritime Patrol.
  • It also carries pollution response equipment to contain the oil spill at sea.

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