Indian Coast Guard Ship Vikram welcomed at New Mangalore Port

Published: 13th May 2018 10:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th May 2018 10:47 PM  

Indian Coast Guard Ship Vikram, the offshore patrol vessel that is going to be based at New Mangalore Port was formally welcomed on Sunday, 13 May 2018. (EPS | Rajesh Shetty Ballalbagh)
ICGS Vikram will join the fleet of four Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) namely ICGS Amartya, Kasturba Gandhi, Savitri Bai Phule, Rajdoot and the hovercraft squadron. (EPS | Rajesh Shetty Ballalbagh)
The ship is designed to carry one twin engine light helicopter and stage through a twin engine heavy helicopter with night flying capabilities. (EPS | Rajesh Shetty Ballalbagh)
The ship is 98 metres long, 15 metres wide and can move in a range of 5,000 nautical miles and can attain a sustained speed of upto 26 knots. Vikram has been fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machines, also featuring a 30-mm gun and a 12.7-mm gun. (EPS | Rajesh Shetty Ballalbagh)
The ship is also designed to carry a twin-engine light and heavy helicopters, as also a pollution response equipment to contain oil-spill in sea. (EPS | Rajesh Shetty Ballalbagh)
The arrival of Vikram in Mangalore would be a new milestone in increased maritime security of Karnataka, a release said. (EPS | Rajesh Shetty Ballalbagh)
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