New coast Guard offshore patrol vessel arrives at base port

Indian Coast Guard ship “Veera”, the third in the series ofnew generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) acquired by the Indian Coast Guard, arrived at its base port here Thursday.

‘Veera’,which meansbrave,is commanded by Commandant GD Raturi and has a compliment of 12 officers and 91 men, a Coast Guard release said.

After commissioning, expected in mid April, the OPV would be deployed for coastal and offshore patrolling, policing maritime zones of the country, control and surveillance, anti-smuggling and anti-piracy operations with limited wartime roles.

On arrival in Vizag, a ceremonial reception was extended to the ship, the release said. Read More

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