Tara Bai-class coastal patrol vessel

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Tara Bai class
Class overview
Operators: Indian Coast Guard
Built: 1987–1990
Completed: 6
Active: 4
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Coastal patrol vessel
Displacement: 236 tonnes
Length: 44.9 m (147 ft)
Beam: 7.0 m (23.0 ft)
Draught: 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Installed power: 2 × MTU 12V538 TB82 diesels
Propulsion: 2 × 4-blade propellers, 5,940 bhp (4,430 kW)
Range: 2,400 nmi (4,400 km; 2,800 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Endurance: 7 days
Complement: 5 officers, 29 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
BEL make-1*Decca 1226 navigation radar
  • 40 mm 60 cal Bofors Mk 3 AA
  • 2 × single 7.62 mm MG

The Tara Bai class of coastal patrol vessels is a series of six watercraft built by Singapore Slipway & Engineering and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Kolkata for Indian Coast Guard. They are intended for search and rescue, fisheries patrol and sovereignty patrol.[1]


The vessels in this class are 45 metres (148 ft) long with a beam of 7 metres (23 ft) and are armed with a 40 mm 60 cal Bofors Mk 3 AA. The hull design of Tara Bai class is based on standard Lurssen 45-m hull steel construction. They are powered by two MTU 12V538 TB82 diesel engines and have two propellers with four blades. The vessels have various communication and navigation equipment including HF/DF and echo sounder and an autopilot.


The vessels carries 30 tonnes of fuel and has a range 2,400 nautical miles (4,400 km; 2,800 mi) at a cruising speed of 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph). They carry ten tonnes of fresh water with a three ton/day distiller and have an endurance of 7 days. They have a five-ton bollard towing hook and a rigid inflatable boat. They have air-conditioned accommodation for a crew of 5 officers and 29 enlisted sailors.

Ships of the class[edit]

Tara Bai-class coastal patrol vessels
Name Pennant Number Date of Commission Date of Decommission Homeport
ICGS Tara Bai 71 26 June 87 Porbandar[2]
ICGS Ahalya Bai 72 9 September 87 Tuticorin[3]
ICGS Laxmi Bai 73 20 March 89 Kochi[4]
ICGS Akka Devi 74 9 August 90 20 March 2014 Andaman & Nicobar Islands[5]
ICGS Naiki Devi 75 19 March 90 20 March 2014 Tuticorin[5]
ICGS Ganga Devi 76 19 November 90 Andaman & Nicobar Islands[6]

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