Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) received the formal letter of “Acceptance of Tender” for nine (9) nos. FBOPs from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The order worth Rs.270 crores (price for nine vessels) was bagged by CSL against stiff domestic competitive tender process participated by other shipyards.
These Boats will eventually join the water wing of Boarder Security Force (BSF). The first set of 3 FBOPs are to be delivered within 18 months and subsequent batches of 3 each in 9 months intervals.
These vessels will be designed in-house by CSL and is having approx. 46 Meters length and 12 Meters wide capable of working in very low draft of upto 1.2 meters. Each FBOP also equipped with Four (4) fast patrol boats which can be launched and hoisted using its own davit system.
The FBOPs are also equipped with necessary navigation, communication and surveillance systems besides other modern facilities. It also has living accommodation for 38 men on board. Read more