Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel Veera commissioned by General Bipin Rawat

Last Updated: April 18, 2019

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Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel Veera commissioned by General Bipin Rawat

Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel Veera commissioned by General Bipin Rawat

18 April 2019 Current Affairs: Indian Coast Guard vessel Veera commissioned by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff in the presence of Director General of Indian Coast Guard Rajendra Singh, Chief of Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Karambir Singh and other senior dignitaries of the central and state government in a ceremony organised at Eastern Naval Command in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Veera, the third in the series of the new generation Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) is under the administrative and operational command of the coast guard regional headquarters.
This is indigenously designed and built by Larsen & Toubro Ltd. at its shipbuilding facility at Kattupali in Chennai.
The 98 meters long, 15-metre wide patrol vessel has a 3.6-metre draft and a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
The vessel is equipped with advanced technology navigation and communication equipment, sensor and machinery.
It is also equipped with an Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS), Automated Power Management System (APMS) and High Power External Fire Fighting System (HPEFS).
The ship displaces approx 2200 tons (GRT) and is propelled by two 9100 KW diesel engines to attain a maximum speed of 26 knots.
About Andhra Pradesh
♦ Capital: Amaravati
♦ Chief Minister: N. Chandrababu Naidu
♦ Governor: E.S.L. Narasimhan
♦ Important National Parks/Wildlife Sanctuaries – Mrugavani National Park, Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary.

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