Cochin-class fast patrol vessel
|Name:||Aadesh class fast patrol vessel|
|Builders:||Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi, India|
|Operators:||Indian Coast Guard|
|Displacement:||290 long tons (295 t)|
|Length:||50 m (164 ft 1 in)|
|Beam:||7.6 m (24 ft 11 in)|
|Draught:||1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Depth:||4.65 m (15 ft 3 in)|
|Propulsion:||3 × MTU 16V 4000 M90 engines
2,720 kW (3,648 hp)
3 × 120 kW (161 hp) Aux engines
3 × Rolls-Royce Kamewa 71S3np water jets
|Speed:||33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph)|
|Endurance:||1,500 nmi (2,800 km; 1,700 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Boats & landing
|1 × 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in) Rigid Inflatable Boat with 40 hp (30 kW) OBM
1 × 6 person capacity Gemini Boat
LSA & FFA
|1 × X-Band Radar with ARPA GMDSS 400 W
ECDIS, UAIS, DGPS
INMARSAT Fleet Broadband 500
|Armament:||1 × 30 mm (1.2 in) CRN 91 Naval Gun|
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Aadesh Class Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) are a series of 20 patrol boats being built by Cochin Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard at its shipyard located at Cochin, Kerala. The ships have been designed by M/s Smart Engineering & Design Solutions (SEDS), Kochi.
The vessels have a length of 50 m, beam of 7.6 m and draught of 4.65 m with a design speed of 33 knots. Each vessel is powered by three Tognum supplied 16V 4000 M90 engines with an output of 2,720 kW (3,648 bhp) each and propelled by triple Rolls-Royce PLC|Rolls-Royce Kamewa 71S3np water jets. They are also fitted with ZF7600 gearboxes and are controlled by the callosum ship automation system. This enables vessels to operate in shallow waters and offer higher speeds and better maneuverability than conventional propellers. The navigation package is being supplied by Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit which includes VisionMaster™ Total Watch™ multi-function displays, electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), autopilot, magnetic compass and the NAVIGAT 3000™ fiber optic gyro-compass.
The boats are weight sensitive and extensive use of aluminum in the super-structure has been made.
The primary role of the vessel include fisheries protection and monitoring, patrol within exclusive economic zone (EEZ), coastal patrol, and anti-smuggling, anti piracy and search and rescue operations. The vessels have a secondary role of providing communication link and escorting convoys during hostilities and war time. As per contract worth INR 1500 crore signed in Delhi on 20 October 2010 between Preethi Sudan, joint secretary in the Defence Ministry and Bejoy Bhaskar, Deputy General Manager, Cochin Shipyard Limited, the first ship is to be delivered within 20 months and one every three months thereafter. The vessels are being built under the dual classification requirements of American Bureau of Shipping and Indian Register of Shipping.
Ships of the class
ICGS 'AADESH', the first Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) of the series was launched on January 9, 2013. The vessel bearing the yard Hull No. BY 501 was launched by Smt. Jayasree Muralidharan, in the presence of Vice Admiral M P Muralidharan, AVSM, NM, Director General, Indian Coast Guard. Commodore K. Subramaniam, C&MD, senior Officials of the Coast Guard, Indian Navy and Cochin Shipyard Ltd were also present. The vessel 'Aadesh' was delivered to the Coast Guard after successful completion of all its trials on September 25, 2013. It will be operated by the Coast Guard station at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.
The Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) on March 21, 2013 launched the second Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV). The vessel, named 'ABHEEK', was launched by Jayasree Chandran in the presence of DIG Satish Chandran, Commander, Coast Guard District Headquarters 4, DIG T P Sadanandan, CGRPS (K) of Indian Coast Guard and Commodore K Subramaniam, C&MD, Cochin Shipyard Ltd. The launch was a spectacle to behold. The FPV was placed on specially-designed cradles and transported over the entire length of the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier which is located at the building dock, before being lowered into the waters.
The third fast patrol vessel (FPV) was launched on May 28, 2013. Nina Paul Antony launched the vessel ‘ABHINAV’ bearing yard hull no. BY 503 in the presence of Coast Guard DIG Satish Chandran, Commander District headquarters No 4 and DIG T P Sadanandan, CGRPS (K) of Indian Coast Guard.
The fourth Fast Patrol Vessel being built for the Coast Guard. The vessel was launched on September 30, 2013 by Dr Ranjini Raghavan, in the presence of Coast Guard commanders—DIG Satish Chandran, and DIG T P Sadanandan. The vessel was named 'ABHIRAJ'. Fast patrol Vessel Abhiraj is expected to join Tuticorin ICG station.
The fifth and sixth Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) being built for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) were launched on December 2, 2013. The vessel bearing the yard Hull No. BY 505 was launched by Mrs. Rukmani Ravikumar Roddam, wife of Sri. Ravikumar Roddam, Director (Finance) and Hull No. BY506 was launched by Dr. (Mrs.) Suchetha Vinayakumar, wife of Shri P Vinayakumar, Director (Technical) in the presence of Mrs. Hema Subramaniam, wife of Commodore K. Subramaniam, C&MD, Directors and other senior Officials of CSL and Indian Coast Guard. The vessels were named 'ACHOOK' and 'AGRIM' in the ceremony.
The fifth vessel ICGS Achook which was handed over to the Coast Guard on March 28, 2014.
Cochin Shipyard, on March 29, 2014 launched, the eighth of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessel being built for the Indian Coast Guard. The vessel was launched by Smt Arti Bhatnagar, Joint Secretary & Finance Manager (Maritime Systems), Ministry of Defense in a simple ceremony at Cochin Shipyard. Cmde K. Subramaniam, CMD, CSL, Shri Ravikumar Roddam, Director (Finance), CSL, Shri Vinayakumar P, Director (Technical) and other senior CSL officials were present on the occasion.
|ICGS Aadesh (236)||9 January 2013||13 December 2013|
|ICGS Abheek (237)||21 March 2013||31 December 2013|
|ICGS Abhinav (238)||28 May 2013||15 January 2014|
|ICGS Abhiraj (239)||30 September 2013||-|
|ICGS Achook (240)||2 December 2013||7 June 2014|
|ICGS Agrim (241)||2 December 2013||7 June 2014|
|ICGS Amal (242)||-||-|
|(243)||29 March 2014||-|
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- "Cochin Shipyard Limited launched fifth and sixth Fast Patrol Vessel for the Indian Coast Guard". 2 December 2013.
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- ICGS AADESH Launched
- Smart Engineering & Design Solutions Ltd