Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Rani Avantibai’, the second Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) built by the Hindustan Shipyard Ltd for the Coast Guard, is scheduled to be commissioned on Thursday.

The 50-metre IPV is to be commissioned here by Minster of State for Defence Jitendra Singh in the presence of Director-General of Indian Coast Guard Vice-Admiral Anurag G. Thapliyal and PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) Inspector-General S.P. Sharma, in addition to other senior dignitaries of the Central and State governments.

The IPV is equipped with the most advanced and sophisticated navigational and communication sensors and equipment.

It is propelled by three MTU 4000 series diesel engines of 2720 kW capacity at 2100 rpm each coupled with three 71S2 Rolls-Royce Kamewa Jets to a maximum speed of 31.5 Knots. At economical speed of 14 Knots, it has an endurance of 1500 nautical miles.

The special features of the ship include an Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Machinery Control System (IMCS), and an indigenously built Gun Mount with Fire Control System. The ship is designed to carry one Rigid Inflatable Boat and two Geminis for Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Maritime Patrol.

ICGS Rani Avantibai, manned by 5 officers and 30 men under the command of Commandant Ashish Sinha, will be based at Visakhapatnam and under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, District Headquarters No. 06 (COMDIS 6), Visakhapatnam, according to a release issued here.

‘Rani Avantibai’, the 50-metre Inshore Patrol Vessel, is the second to be built by the HSL for the Coast Guard