Mangalore in West Coast to have Coast Guard ship 'Rajdoot'

Kolkata, Apr. 22 (ANI): Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Rajdoot', designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata, was commissioned by Arunava Dutt, the Controller General of Defence Accounts, at an impressive ceremony here on Monday.

Inspector General KC Pande, Commander Coast Guard Region (North East) and a large number of Central and State Government dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The fifty-meter 'Rajdoot', the sixth in the series of eight Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) displaces 300 tons and can achieve a maximum speed of 34 Knots. It is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and medical evacuation.

The ship is fitted with state-of-the art communication and navigation equipment like Integrated Bridge Management System and 30 mm CRN-91 gun as main armament.

ICGS "Rajdoot", literally meaning" Royal Messenger" will be based at New Mangalore under Coast Guard Region (West). The ship will enhance the Indian Coast Guard's capability to undertake operations to further Maritime and Coastal Security on the Western Seaboard.

The ship is commanded by Commandant AnupamRai and has a crew of 05 Officers and 30 personnel. With the commissioning of Rajdoot, the force level of ICG has gone up to 82 ships and boats. (ANI)