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Goa Shipyard Limited
गोवा शिपयार्ड लिमिटेड
Native name
Hindi: गोवा शिपयार्ड लिमिटे
Public Sector under Ministry of Defence
Industry Ship building
Founded 1957 as Estaleiros Navais de Goa
Headquarters Goa
Key people
Rear Admiral (Retired) Shekhar Mital, NM, Chairman & managing director
Products Ships
Revenue 6.81 billion (US$100 million) (2015)[1]>
Website Goa Shipyard

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) (Hindi: गोवा शिपयार्ड लिमिटेड; IAST: Govā șipayārḍ limiṭeḍ) is one of India's best shipyards and designated "mini-Ratna" by the Government of India. It is located on the West Coast of India at Vasco da Gama, Goa at 15°24′7.54″N 73°49′29.40″E / 15.4020944°N 73.8248333°E / 15.4020944; 73.8248333Coordinates: 15°24′7.54″N 73°49′29.40″E / 15.4020944°N 73.8248333°E / 15.4020944; 73.8248333. It was established in 1957, originally by the colonial government of the Portuguese in India, as the "Estaleiros Navais de Goa" [1], to build barges to be used in Goa's growing mining industry, which took off after the establishment of India's blockade of Goa in 1955. In the wake of Portugal's defeat and unconditional surrender to India following the invasion of Goa by the Indian Armed Forces in 1961, it was requisitioned to manufacture warships for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.

GSL is undergoing a modernisation of its yard to adapt to the latest technology in shipbuilding. To this purpose it is negotiating with well-known shipbuilders for an arrangement to collaborate. To date it has built 167 vessels, including barges, tugs, landing craft, offshore patrol vessels and other vessels for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard and for export to countries like Yemen.[2]

A new slipway has been commissioned to take up major repair jobs of ships in the dry dock area. A damage control simulator and two double boom level luffing cranes for heavy lifting have been constructed.[2]

Military ships built[edit]

GSL has built the following ships for military use:[3]

Landing craft Mark II[edit]

  • L34 – commissioned 28 January 1980
  • L33 – 1 December 1980
  • L35 – 11 December 1983
  • L36 – 18 July 1986
  • L37 – 18 October 1986
  • L38 – 10 December 1986
  • L39 – 25 March 1987[4]

Saryu class offshore patrol vessel[edit]

  • INS Saryu (P54)
  • INS Sunayna (P58)

Vikram class offshore patrol vessel[edit]

  • CGS Varad (40) – 19 July 1990
  • CGS Varaha (41) – 19 July 1990[5]

Samar class offshore patrol vessel[edit]

  • CGS Samar (42) – 14 February 1996
  • CGS Sangram (43) – 29 March 1997
  • CGS Sarang (44) – 21 June 1999
  • CGS Sagar (45) – 3 November 2003[6]

Tarantul I class missile corvette[edit]

  • INS Vinash (K47) – 20 November 1993
  • INS Vidyut (K48) – 16 January 1995
  • INS Prahar (K98) – 1 March 1997 Lost at sea on 22 April 2006[7]
  • INS Pralaya (K91) – Missile Corvette 18 December 2002

Extra fast patrol vessel[edit]

  • CGS Sarojini Naidu (229) – 11 November 2002
  • CGS Durgabai Deshmukh (230) – 29 April 2003
  • CGS Kasturba Gandhi (231) – 28 October 2005
  • CGS Aruna Asaf Ali (232) – 28 January 2006
  • CGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (233) – 28 April 2006[8]

In 1997, GSL built the three-masted barque INS Tarangini for use as a training ship for the Indian Navy.

Offshore Patrol Vessel[edit]

Future ships[edit]

GSL has been nominated to build the following class of ships for the Indian Navy:

Future Indian minehunter class[edit]

GSL will jointly build twelve Mine Counter-Measure Vessels in collaboration with South Korea’s Kangnam Corporation.[9]

Talwar class frigates[edit]

GSL will build two Talwar-class frigates in collaboration with Russia's United Ship Building.[10]

Other products[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.goashipyard.co.in/pdf/annual-reports-2014-15.pdf
  2. ^ a b "Goa Shipyard Ltd.". Global Security.Org. Retrieved 14 December 2007. 
  3. ^ "Ships built by Goa Shipyard Limited". Goa Shipyard. Archived from the original on 29 November 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Mk.2 & Mk.3 LANDING CRAFT". Bharat Rakshak. Archived from the original on 12 December 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2007. 
  5. ^ "VIKRAM CLASS". Bharat Rakshak. Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "SAMAR CLASS". Bharat Rakshak. Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2007. 
  7. ^ "VEER {TARANTUL I} CLASS". Bharat Rakshak. Archived from the original on 18 November 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2007. 
  8. ^ "EXTRA FAST PATROL VESSEL". Bharat Rakshak. Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2007. 
  9. ^ "India may ink Rs 32,000-cr deal for building minesweepers next month". http://www.hindustantimes.com/. 2017-02-28. Retrieved 2017-03-20.  External link in |work= (help)
  10. ^ "Defence ministry clears Goa Shipyard Limted to build frigates - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-03-20.