Indian Coast Guard Ship H-191, the fifth of the series of twelve Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs), was commissioned here on Wednesday by Director General Indian Coast Guard Vice Admiral Anurag G. Thapliyal.
The 21 metres long Air Cushion Vehicle with 31 tonnes displacement can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots. The ACV is capable of undertaking multi-farious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and rendering assistance to small boats/craft in distress at sea.
The Air Cushion Vehicle H-191 will be based at Okha under the Administrative and Operational Control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West).
The hovercraft is commanded by Commandant IJ Singh and has a crew of two officers and eleven enrolled personnel.
The commissioning ceremony was witnessed by Inspector General SPS Basra, Commander Coast Guard Region (West) and other dignitaries from the Central and State Government. (ANI)