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India’s GSL delivers first Fast Patrol Vessel to Mauritius

Fast Patrol Vessel to Mauritius

New Delhi, Sep 28 (UITV)- Indo-Mauritian Defense Co-operation got a boost with India’s first-ever delivery of a Fast Petrol Vessel to Mauritius. The MCGS Victory was sent in record time following the delivery of interceptor boats earlier this year.

Designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited, the 50m vessel has been designed for coastal patrolling, anti-piracy, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching operations, and search and rescue operations.

The vessel is fitted with 30mm CRN-91 Gun, 12.7mm HMGs and 7.62mm MMGs besides states-of-the-art Navigation and Communication equipment and is capable of achieving a high speed of 35 knots. Significantly, trials were undertaken in peak monsoon months and the vessel achieved all designed parameters.

The ship was ceremonially handed over by Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director of Goa Shipyard Ltd to Mr. K. Jhugroo, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mauritius Police Force, in the presence of senior officials from Mauritius and India.

Rear Admiral Mital said, “Despite all the challenges, including a delay of over six months in the supply of steel and being the first ship of the series, we have successfully delivered this ship as per the contractual schedule of Sept, 2016, i.e. within 20 months of keel laying, which is a record in itself.”

Mr. Jhugroo, lauded the excellent work being done in the shipyard and complimented GSL for delivery of the latest ship to Mauritius.

GSL is the largest exporter of military ships from the Indian subcontinent and is presently executing export orders worth 1,200 crore.