Sea Platforms

Larsen & Toubro launches second 97 m OPV for Indian Coast Guard

22 January 2018

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has launched a second 97 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) on order for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

The platform, which is part of a contract for seven OPVs signed between the Indian government and L&T in March 2015, was launched on 20 January at Kattupalli, near Chennai. The vessel has been named Vijaya . First-of-class Vikram was launched in October 2017, and is currently undergoing sea trials.

The 2,100-tonne OPV has an overall beam of 15 m and a hull draught of 3.6 m. It has a top speed of 26 kt, and a standard range of 5,000 n miles at cruising speed of 12 kt.

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