Who: ICGS Arinjay
When: 1 November 2015
An Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Arinjay was on 1 November 2015 commissioned by Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM, AVSM Flag Officer Commanding-in-chief, Southern Naval Command at a ceremony held at Naval Base in Kochi.
The ship will be based at Okha under the administrative and operational control of the commander, coast guard region (north west).
The ship is commanded by Commandant AK Mudgal and has complement of four officers and 31 enrolled personnel.
Highlights of ICGS Arinjay
• The ship is 15th in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV).
• The 50-metre indigenous FPV has a displacement of 290 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots with an endurance of 1500 nautical miles at economical speed of 13 knots.
• It is equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry and advanced communication and navigational equipment.
• The ship is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and medical evacuation.