INS Tir (A86)
INS Tir (A86)
|Builder:||Mazagon Dock Limited|
|Commissioned:||21 February 1986|
|Identification:||IMO number: 8102191|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Tir-class training ship|
|Displacement:||3,200 tons (full load)|
|Length:||105.85 m (347.3 ft)|
|Beam:||13.20 m (43.3 ft)|
|Draught:||4.8 m (16 ft)|
|Speed:||18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)|
|Range:||6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Sensors and |
|Bharat/Racal Decca 1245 radar at I-band frequency|
|Aircraft carried:||Platform for 1 HAL Chetak or HAL Dhruv|
INS Tir (A86) (Hindi Arrow) is the first dedicated cadet's training ship to be built by Mazagon Dock Limited and commissioned as such by the Indian Navy. She is the senior ship of the 1st Training Squadron of the Southern Naval Command.
INS Tir was commissioned on 21 February 1986. Sensors on board Tir include Decca Radar and a SATNAV (Satellite Navigation) system. She can carry up to 293 people on board, though her typical deployment is with 20 instructors and staff and 120 cadets.
On the evening of 5 February 2011, INS Tir was on a training mission west of the Suheli Par atoll in the Lakshadweep archipelago. She was alerted by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC), Mumbai about Somali pirate activity in the area to her west. INS Tir tracked the pirate skiffs to a hijacked Thai fishing trawler Prantalay 11 being used as a pirate mother ship.
INS Tir was then joined by ICGS Samar of the Indian Coast Guard. When the cadets on board Tir ordered the pirate ship to stop for inspection, they were fired upon. The cadets returned fire in which three pirates were injured, before the pirates raised a white flag and surrendered. 28 pirates were arrested, and the 24 crew of the fishing trawler were rescued unharmed.
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