Shipyard Launches Eighth Fast Patrol Vessel

The Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) on Saturday launched the eighth Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) built for the Indian Coast Guard.

Published: 30th March 2014 09:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2014 10:15 AM   |  A+A-

The Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) on Saturday launched the eighth Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) built for the Indian Coast Guard. This is is the eighth of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels being built for the Coast Guard.

Arti Bhatnagar, joint director (maritime systems), Ministry of Defence launched the vessel.

CSL chairman and MD Cmde K Subramaniam, CSL finance director Ravikumar Roddam, CSL technical director Vinayakumar P and other senior CSL officials were present  at the launching ceremony. 

The launch of the vessel comes on the heels of the delivery of the fifth vessel, CGS Achook, which was handed over to the Coast Guard on Friday. The first reading of D 448 (Acceptance protocol of delivery of fifth FPV) was signed by CSL operations director R S Sundar and commanding officer designate ICGS Cdr Rahul Gautam of the Indian Coast Guard. DIG Vivek Vajpayee, principal director (Materials), Indian Coast Guard, and DIG T P Sadanandan, CGRPS (Kochi), were present on the occasion.

“The last six months have been an extremely busy period for the shipyard with seven deliveries,” said CSL authorities. “Maximum number of deliveries of ships gain significance in the wake of adverse market scenario wherein ship deliveries have been delayed at most of the yards in India and abroad,” they said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kochi news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp