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Fast Patrol Vessel - AADESH Class

The 50 m long indigenous Fast Patrol vessel displaces 290 tonnes light and 421 tonnes full. The indigenous FPV makes an ideal platform for undertaking multifarious close-coast missions such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and medical evacuation. They can achieve a maximum speed of 33 Knots with water jet propulsion with an endurance of 1500 nautical miles at economical speed of 13 knots. Equipped with modern weaponry and advanced communication and navigation suite, FPVs make an ideal platform for undertaking multifarious close coast missions such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and medical evacuation. The special features of the ship include an Integrated Bridge Management System (IBMS) and Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS). The fire control system of the ship is indigenous. The ship has a complement of 5 Officers and 34 men.

Cochin Shipyard secured this project on competitive bidding and the contract for constructing 20 numbers of FPVs for Indian Coast Guard was signed on 20th October, 2010 at a value of Rs. 1,509 crores. As per contract terms, Cochin Shipyard is required to deliver the first vessel in 20 months from signing the contract and subsequently one vessel is to be delivered every quarter to be culminated by June, 2017.

The first of the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) for the Indian Coast Guard was commissioned on 13 Dec 2013. Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Naval Command was the Chief Guest at the commissioning ceremony. Terming the Indian Coast Guard as one of the most internationally acclaimed organisations, Vice Admiral Soni in his address dwelt on the wide range of maritime activity that the force undertook. The Admiral further underscored the requirement of synergy among all stake holders of coast security to ensure that events like the Mumbai attack never ever happened.

Commodore (Retd) K Subramaniam Chairman and Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) spoke of the importance his yard attached to orders from Indian Coast Guard at a time when the ship building industry is going through difficult times. He also explained with pride how the yard overcame challenges during the building process. Two ships of the class have been delivered to the Coast Guard and the third would also be delivered by the end of the month he added. Commander Coast Guard Region West Inspector General SPS Basra also spoke on the occasion.

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) launched the third Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) named ‘ABHINAV’ being built for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The vessel is the third in a series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels contracted by Cochin Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard. The contract was signed in 2010 with delivery of the last vessel slated for 2017. The vessels are being built under the dual classification requirements. The 50 metre x 7.6 metre x 4.65 metre vessels have a designed speed of 33 knots. The primary role of the vessel include fisheries protection and monitoring, patrol within Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and coastal patrol , anti smuggling, search and rescue operations and for anti piracy operations. The vessels have a secondary role of providing communication link and escort convoys during hostilities and war time.

These high speed Fast Patrol Vessels, though small in size are extremely complex and technologically challenging. The ships are propelled by water jets to attain a speed of 33 knots. The high speed boats are weight sensitive and extensive use of Aluminium in the super structure has been made. Cochin Shipyard has developed special techniques to ensure high quality welding and fabrication of Aluminium structures.

ICGS (Indian Coast Guard Ship) Abhinav, the third Fast Patrol Vessel built by CSL (Cochin Shipyard, Limited) was commissioned on 15 Jan 14. Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal, Director General Indian Coast Guard was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral Thapliyal said commissioning three ships in a span of 33 days is a testimony to the professionalism, resolve and capabilities of Cochin Shipyard Limited. Dwelling on the responsibilities of Indian Coast Guard and it’s fast paced expansion, the Admiral said that 46 coastal radar stations along the coast are nearing completion and 38 more station are in the pipeline in the second phase. He also expressed his appreciation for the support extended by the State Government for all initiatives and outreach programmes of the Indian Coast Guard. The ship was commissioned within three days after delivery by the builders, Cochin Shipyard Limited.

The Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Abhiraj, the fourth in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, was commissioned on 02 Sep 2014 at Tuticorin by Vice Adm SPS Cheema Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command in the presence of Inspector General SP Sharma Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and other senior dignitaries of the Central and State govt. The ship which has been named ICGS “Abhiraj”, literally meaning “Brilliant”, will be based at Tuticorin and will be under administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East). In his address during the commissioning ceremony, Vice Adm SPS Cheema termed the fast patrol vessels as the work horses of Indian Coast Guard. The Admiral also dwelt upon the fast paced development of the Indian Coast Guard and acknowledged the support of government for the Coast Guard’s plan to increase force levels substantially to face the emerging security challenges in the maritime domain. He emphasised the importance that the Government of India accords to the coastal security in view of the asymmetric threats from the sea.

The Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Arinjay', the 15th in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by M/S Cochin Shipyard Limited, was Commissioned on November 2, 2015 at Kochi by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba in the presence of Additional Director General SPS Basra, Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard) and other senior dignitaries of the Central and State Governments such as Mr KK Meena, IAS Joint Secretary to Government of India and Mr Muhammad Yasin, IPS, ADGP Costal security. The ship has been named ICGS "Arinjay", meaning "Victory Over Evil", and will be based at Okhaunder the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (North-West).

The Ministry of Defence reported that the year 2015 saw commissioning of eight Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) namely ICGS Ameya, Amogh, Anagh, Ankit, Anmol, Apoorva, Arinjay & Rani Durgavati [this last was in error, as the totally unrelated ICGS Rani Durgavati and ICGS Rani Gaidinliu were launched on May 15 and November 6, 2010 respectively. The vessels were constructed by M/s HSL, Vizag].

The Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Arush’, the seventeenth in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by M/s Cochin Shipyard Limited, was commissioned 26-May-2016 at Kochi by the Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard) Additional Director General SPS Basra. Addressing the function, the ADG SPS Basra termed the FPVs as the work horses of Coast Guard. The flag officer also dwelt upon the fast paced development of the Indian Coast Guard and acknowledged its efforts to face the emerging security challenges in the maritime domain. He emphasised the importance of coastal security in view of the asymmetric threats from the sea and emphasised synergy in cooperation amongst all stakeholders to ensure maritime safety in face of nefarious designs. Indian Coast Guard will be a 150 ships/boats and 100 aircraft maritime force in next few years. In addition to these operational assets, a coastal surveillance network is being established with 46 stations to ensure real time coastal surveillance.

The Indian Coast Guard Ships ‘Aryaman’ and ‘Atulya’, the eighteenth and nineteenth in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, were commissioned 21-October-2016 at Kochi by Financial Advisor to Defence Services Shri Sunil Kumar Kohli. The ships have been christened ICGS ‘Aryaman’ and ‘Atulya’. Aryaman literally meaning ‘Possessor of Greatness’ will be based at Kochi under the administrative control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (West) and Atulya meaning ‘Unrivalled’ will be based at Visakhapatnam under the administrative control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).

Ship List
# Name Builder Laid
Down
Launch Comm Decomm Notes
236 AADESH Cochin
Shipyard
09 Jan
2013
13 Dec
2013
237 ABHEEK Cochin
Shipyard
21 Mar
2013
31 Dec
2013
238 ABHINAV Cochin
Shipyard
28 May
2013
15 Jan
2014
239 ABHIRAJ
"Brilliant"
Cochin
Shipyard
30 Sep
2013
02 Sep
2014
240 ACHOOK Cochin
Shipyard
29 Nov
2013
7 Jun
2014
241 AGRIM Cochin
Shipyard
29 Nov
2013
7 Jun
2014
242 AMAL Cochin
Shipyard
- 18 Jul
2014
243 AMARTYA Cochin
Shipyard
29 Mar
2014
19 Oct
2014
244 AMEYA Cochin
Shipyard
05 Jun
2014
19 Jan
2015
245 AMOGH Cochin
Shipyard
05 Aug
2014
19 Jan
2015
246 ANAGH Cochin
Shipyard
30 Sept
2014
29 Mar
2015
247 ANKIT Cochin
Shipyard
28 Nov
2014
14 May
2015
248 ANMOL Cochin
Shipyard
17 Jan
2015
15 Oct
2015
249 APOORVA Cochin
Shipyard
26 Feb
2015
21 Sep
2015
250 ARINJAY
"Victory Over Evil"
Cochin
Shipyard
22 Apr
2015
12 Oct
2015
251 ARNVESH Cochin
Shipyard
10 Jun
2015
22 Mar
2016
252 ARUSH
"first ray of sun"
Cochin
Shipyard
30 Jul
2015
26 May
2016
253 ARYAMAN
"Possessor of Greatness"
Cochin
Shipyard
29 Sep
2015
21 Nov
2016
254 ATULYA
"Unrivalled"
Cochin
Shipyard
07 Dec
2015
21 Nov
2016
255 AYUSH Cochin
Shipyard
29 Jan
2016
18 Febr
2017

Total no. in service 20
Specifications 
Make Indian built
Displacement (in tonnes) Light 246.70, Deep 298.10
Dimensions (LOAxBxD) 50.0x7.6x1.63 m
Armament  
Main Machinery 3 Diesel, 2720 KW each (MTU 16V 4000 M90)
Speed (knots) 33
Range (n miles) 1,500 at 12  Kn
Complement (crew) 35 (including 06 officers)

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