Two Coast Guard Ships – Aryaman and Atulya – were commissioned into the servie here today. The vessels were commissioned by Sunil Kumar Kohli, Financial Advisor to the Defence Services in the presence of Additional Director General K Natarajan, Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard).
Indian Coast Guard Ships (ICGS) Aryaman and Atulya have been designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited. Aryaman is 18th and Atulya is 19th in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessel. Aryaman, literally meaning ‘possessor of greatness’, will be based at Kochi under the administrative control of the commander, Coast Guard Region (West).
Atulya, meaning “unrivalled”, will be based at Visakhapatnam under the administrative control of the commander, Coast Guard Region (East), a release said. The 50 meter indigenous FPVs displace 317 tons and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots with range of 1,500 nautical miles at an economical speed of 13 knots.
Equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry, advanced communication and navigational equipment, the ships are ideal platform for undertaking multifarious close-coast missions such as surveillance, search and rescue and interdiction. The special features of the ships include an Integrated Bridge Management System (IBMS) and Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS).