ICG ship ‘Kamla Devi’, last vessel of FPV series, commissioned
Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) ICG ship 'Kamala Devi' was commissioned on 12 January in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal.
An overview of the news
This Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) designed, built and delivered by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd to the Indian Coast Guard.
A passenger-cum-cargo ocean going ferry 'MV Ma Lisha' built by the shipyard for the Republic of Guyana was also flagged off.
This is the first such ship built by a Defense Public Sector Shipyard for export to a Latin American country.
About ICG Kamla Devi
ICG Kamla Devi is 48.9 meters long and 7.5 meters wide with a displacement of 308 tonnes.
It is capable of a top speed of 34 knots and an endurance of over 1,500 nautical miles, with three engines and water jets.
She also has an integrated bridge system and is fitted with a 40/60 gun as the main armament.
The ship has advanced livable facilities with fully air-conditioned accommodation for 35 personnel.
ICGS Kamla Devi will patrol the seas and undertake anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and search and rescue operations when required.
About MV Ma Lisha
It has been designed and built by GRSE and will be housed at Chennai, a semi-submersible vessel MV Sun Rise for the long voyage to Guyana.
The ship was launched on June 15, 2022 and within six months, GRSE secured the 'technical acceptance' of the ship on December 16.
The 70 metre long vessel with a displacement of 1,700 tonnes is propelled by two diesel engines and can attain a maximum speed of 15 knots.
The ship can accommodate 294 passengers including 14 crew members along with 14 cars, two trucks and 14 containers and cargo.
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