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India commissions second, third Priyadarshini-class fast patrol vessels

12 January 2020
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The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned two more Priyadarshini-class fast patrol vessels (FPVs).

The boats, which have been named ICGS Amrit Kaur (225) and ICGS Annie Besant (223) respectively, were commissioned on 12 January in Kolkata.

The vessels are part of a five-boat contract signed between Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) and the Indian government in 2016. The programme's first-of-class, ICGS Priyadarshini , was inducted in April 2019.

The vessel has an overall length of 50 m, a beam of 7.5 m, and displaces about 308 tonnes at full load. It can accommodate a crew complement of 35.

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