GOA SHIPYARD MAKES ANOTHER ‘AHEAD OF SCHEDULE’ DELIVERY OF NEW CLASS OPV
The second in the class of 05 Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), built on GSL’s ‘in-house’ design was delivered to the Indian Coast Guard on Thursday.
This largest and most advanced 105-meter- long, new generation OPV was handed over to Coast Guard in the distinguished presence of GSL Chairman and Managing Director Cmde B B Nagpal; DIG Devanand, TM – PD(Mat); DIG H P Singh, CGRPS (Goa); DIG Harinder Jit Singh Commanding Officer (designate) in a simple ceremony held at GSL, Vasco.
T N Sudhakar, Director (Finance), Capt Jagmohan, Director (CPP&BD), B K Upadhyay, Director (Operations), and other senior officials of Indian Coast Guard and GSL were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Cmde B B Nagpal said, “In keeping with its tradition of before time delivery, GSL has delivered this 2nd Coast Guard OPV ahead of contractual schedule, despite the multifarious challenges posed by COVID-19 Pandemic. This milestone achievement has reinforced the trust of our esteemed customers in the shipbuilding capability and commitment of GSL.”
The ship with enhanced indigenization of critical machinery has bettered various contractual parameters like speed, fuel efficiency, low turning circle, etc during sea trials.