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TNPSC Current Affairs 2017 February 19

Indian Coast Guard Ship Ayush was commissioned

Indian Coast Guard Ship Ayush was commissioned by vice admiral A R Karve flag officer Commanding-in-chief , southern Naval Command, Vishakapatnam.

Ayush was the last in the series of 20 fast patrol vessels (FPVs) which is built by M/S Cochin Shipyard Ltd which is a part of coast guard’s plan to expand operation in coastal Region.

About Ayush:

Ayush was designed and developed indigenously by M/s Cochin shipyard ltd. The 50-metre FPV, Ayush is equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry, communication and navigational equipment. It is propelled by 3 advance diesel engines coupled with 3 Rolls Royce jets to achieve max speed of 33 knots and has an endurance of 1500 nautical miles at economical speed of 14 knots.

This ship will be helpful for safeguard the coastal region and other missions like surveillance, search and rescue, interdiction and maritime law enforcement.The ship will be based at Krishnapatnam.

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