Vishwast-class advanced offshore patrol vessel

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IndianCoastGuard OPV30 Vishwast Kobe 20101129-001.jpg
Photograph of the Indian Coast Guard's offshore patrol vessel ICGS Vishwast (OPV-30) at the Shinko Pier No. 2, Port of Kobe, Japan.
Class overview
Name: Vishwast Class Patrol Vessel
Builders: Goa Shipyard Limited
Indian Coast Guard Ensign
Indian Coast Guard
Preceded by: Samar class
Succeeded by: Samarth class
Planned: 3
Completed: 3
Active: 3
General characteristics
Class & type: Vishwast Class
Type: Offshore Patrol Vessel
Displacement: 1840 tons[1]
Length: 93.89 metres (308.0 ft)[1][2]
Beam: 12.6 metres (41 ft)[1][2]
Draught: 4.5 metres (15 ft) (propeller)
Depth: 6 metres (20 ft)
Installed power: 18,000 kilowatts (24,000 hp)
Speed: 26 kn (48 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km)
Armament: 30 mm gun[3] option is also available for a 76 mm gun.[1]
Aircraft carried: 1 x HAL Dhruv

Vishwast (meaning: reliable) class of Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels are series of three ships built by Goa Shipyard Limited, Vasco da Gama, Goa for the Indian Coast Guard.[4][3]


The ships in this class are 93.6 metres in length and are equipped with a 30 mm CRN 91 Naval Gun for policing the Exclusive Economic Zone. The vessels are designed to be propelled by two MTU engines delivering 18000 kW of power and have a range of 4500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12-14 knots.

Their features include an Integrated Bridge System(IBS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS), Power Management System (PMS), High Power External Fire Fighting System (ABS Fi-Fi Class-1) and one indigenous Close Range Naval Gun (CRN-91) along with an optical fire control system. They carry one Helicopter and five high speed boats. The ships are also fitted with advanced Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

The ships are primarily designed for patrolling and policing maritime zones, search and rescue operations, maritime surveillance, anti-smuggling operations, pollution response against oil spillages and external fire-fighting.

Ships of the class[edit]

Name Pennant Number Date of Launch Date of commission Homeport
ICGS Vishwast OPV30 4 July 2008 17 March 2010 Chennai[5]
ICGS Vijit OPV31 4 November 2009 11 December 2010 Porbandar[6]
ICGS Vaibhav OPV32 5 December 2009 21 May 2013 Tuticorin[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d
  2. ^ a b "ICGS VISHWAST - Vessel's Details and Current Position - 0 - 419098400". 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Coast Guard inducts patrol vessel 'ICGS Vijit' in its fleet - India - DNA". 2010-12-11. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  4. ^ Special Correspondent (2010-03-16). "News / States : ICGS Vishwast to be commissioned tomorrow". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  5. ^ "‘Vishwast' to be inducted into Coast Guard fleet". The Hindu. 2010-05-19. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  6. ^ "‘ICGS Vijit' all set to join Coast Guard tomorrow". The Hindu. 2010-12-10. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)ICGS ‘Vaibhav’commissioned". Retrieved 2015-12-27. 

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