Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan AVSM & bar, NM, Director General Indian Coast Guard in the presence of Inspector General SP Sharma, PTM, TM Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and other dignitaries from Central and State Government.
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.
ICGS H-190 will be based at Mandapam under the Administrative and Operational Control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (East). The Air Cushion Vehicle is commanded by Commandant R Suresh. The Air Cushion Vehicle has a crew of 02 Officers and 10 Enrolled Personnel.