Tag: 6th Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel

Shipping Minister Mandaviya launches Indian Coast Guard Patrol Vessel ‘Vajra’ in Chennai

Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemicals & Fertilizers, was the Chief Guest for the launching ceremony of the 6th Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-6) ‘Vajra’ in Chennai. The ship will be utilized for day and night patrol & surveillance along with anti-terrorist and anti-smuggling operations in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as well as for coastal security. The OPV will have two navigation radars with ultra-modern technology, and sophisticated navigational and communication systems. The 6thOPV will strengthen the Indian Coast Guard efforts for securing over 7,500 km of the coastline, an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of over 20 lakh sq km, and more than one lakh merchant ships transiting per year through Indian waters for global trade.