ICG ship ‘Kamla Devi’, last vessel of FPV series, commissioned

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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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