Coast Guard Ship Shoor capable of carrying choppers arrives Gujarat for re-basing

Porbandar:

Indian Coast Guard in the North West Region was strengthened today with the arrival of ICGS Shoor at Porbandar for its re-basing.

The Ship and her officers were accorded ceremonial welcome on the Coast Guard jetty at Porbandar.

Defense spokesperson said that the Ship which was previously based at New Mangalore was designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited, Goa and is part of Advance Offshore Patrolling Vessel fleet of Indian Coast Guard. The ship commissioned in April 2016 is fitted with state of art weapon / navigation / communication systems and machinery. It is designed to achieve maximum speed of 43 Km/hr with a range of 11000 km and endurance of 20 days.

The ship is also capable of carrying twin engine helicopter for sea-air coordinated missions and is provided with high speed boats for carrying out boarding and search & rescue operations at sea.

ICGS Shoor is presently commanded by Dy Inspector General SR Dash and has a compliment of 18 officers and 108 sailors. Re-basing of the ship at Porbandar, will give much needed boost and cutting edge to the overall maritime security in the region around the state of Gujarat, the spokesperson said.

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