1.     The Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Abheek’, the second in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by M/s Cochin Shipyard Limited, was Commissioned on 31 Dec 13 at Kochi by Shri AK Antony, the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri in the presence of Vice Admiral Anurag G Thapliyal, AVSM, Director General Indian Coast Guard, Inspector General SPS Basra, YSM, PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (West) and other senior dignitaries of the central and state Govt.

2.     The 50 meter Indigenous FPV displaces 290 Tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots with an endurance of 1500 nautical miles at economical speed of 13 knots, equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry and advanced communication and navigational equipment. She makes 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), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS) and an integrated gun mount with Indigenous Fire Control System (FCS).

3.     The ship has been named ICGS “Abheek”, literally meaning “Fearless”, and will be based at Chennai under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East). The ship is Commanded by Commandant Manish Kumar Negi.

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