ICGS Shoor to strengthen maritime security in Gujarat

Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

Indian Coast Guard in the North West Region got a boost today with the arrival of ICGS Shoor at Porbandar. Re-basing of the ship at Porbandar, will give much needed boost and cutting edge to the overall maritime security in the region around the state of Gujarat.

The Ship which was previously based at New Mangalore was commissioned on 11 Apr 2016. The ship has been designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited, Goa and is part of Advance Offshore Patrolling Vessel fleet of Indian Coast Guard. The ship is fitted with state of art weapon / navigation / communication systems & machinery. Ship is designed to achieve maximum speed of 43 Km/hr with a range of 11000 km and endurance of 20 days. Ship is also capable of carrying twin engine helicopter for sea-air coordinated missions and is provided with high speed boats for carrying out boarding and search & rescue operations at sea.

ICGS Shoor is presently commanded by Dy Inspector General SR Dash and has a compliment of 18 officers and 108 sailors. 

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