Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Commissioning Of Indian Coast Guard Ship H-191

DSC_0501 by Chindits
DSC_0501, a photo by Chindits on Flickr.
Indian Coast Guard Ship H-191, the fifth of the series of twelve Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) designed and built by M/s Griffon Hoverworks Limited (GHL), UK was commissioned at Mumbai by Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal, AVSM Director General Indian Coast Guard. The commissioning ceremony was witnessed by Inspector General SPS Basra, YSM, PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (West) 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.

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 02 Officers and 11 Enrolled Personnel.


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