Indian Coast Guard commissions FPV pair

The Indian Coast Guard commissioned two more fast patrol vessels (FPVs) into service in a ceremony in Kolkata on Sunday, January 12.

ICGS Annie Besant and ICGS Amrit Kaur are the second and third Priyadarshini-class vessels built for the Indian Coast Guard by local shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE).

Each FPV has an LOA of 50 metres, a beam of 7.5 metres, a full load displacement of 308 tonnes, a crew of 35, and a maximum speed of 34 knots.

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