Indian Coast Guard ship Rajratan commissioned

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 16:40 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Indian Coast Guard ship Rajratan, the fifth in a series of eight inshore patrol vessels (IPVs), was commissioned by Director General Indian Coast Guard Vice Admiral M.P. Muralidharan in Kolkata Monday.

According to an official press release issued here, the vessel has been indigenously built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata.

The 50m long IPV can achieve a maximum speed of 34 knots, with an endurance of 1,500 nautical miles at an economical speed of 16 knots.

Equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry and advanced communication and navigational equipment, it makes an ideal platform for undertaking multifarious close-coast missions such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and medical evacuation.

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