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Coast Guard ship Varaha arrives in Mangaluru

Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Varaha, which was commissioned on September 25, arrived at New Mangalore Port, her home port, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Varaha, which was commissioned on September 25, arrived at New Mangalore Port, her home port, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.  

The offshore patrol vessel has advanced navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machinery

Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Varaha, which was commissioned on September 25, arrived at New Mangolore Port, her home port, on Tuesday.

According to a press release, the 98-meter long OPV, which is designed and built indigenously by the L&T, has advanced navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machinery.

The ship is designed to carry one twin engine light helicopter and four high speed boats for fast boarding operations, search and rescue and maritime patrol. The ship is also capable of carrying response equipment to combat oil spill contamination.

The ship will be deployed for Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance and other duties as enshrined in Coast Guard charter to safeguard the maritime interests of the country, the release said.

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