ICGS Shoor ship arrives at NMPT

ICGS Shoor ship arrives at NMPT

The Indian Coast Guard ship Shoor was given a ceremonious welcome on its arrival at the New Mangaluru Port on Tuesday morning.

The ship was commissioned by Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Union Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Minister, at Goa on April 11.

During the formal function, K R Suresh Indian Coast Guard Deputy Inspector General (Karnataka), welcomed the crew at NMPT, and said that ICG is the fourth largest coast guard in the world.

NMPT Chairman P C Parida, who was the chief guest, said that the potential of maritime security has been increased with the commissioning of Shoor.

Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim said that the Indian coast guard has been giving its yeoman service to protect the western coast. Along with carrying out sea patrolling, it has rescued a lot of fishermen.

Principal District and Sessions Judge M G Uma and Department of Customs Commissioner Dr M Subramaniam were present among others.

Shoor is the largest ship of Karnataka Coast Guard and is the second in the series of six 105 metres Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). The operations of Shoor will ensure better maritime protection in the western coast.

ICGS Shoor is equipped with advanced navigation and communication instruments, sensors and machinery. A 30 mm CRN 91 Naval Gun, an Integrated Bridge System, an Integrated Machinery Control System, a Power Management System and a High Power External Fire Fighting System are the salient features of the vessel.

The ship is capable of carrying one twin-engine light helicopter, five high-speed boats and pollution-response equipment to fight oil spill contamination at sea.

The ship is also equipped with a helo deck.

The other operations of ICGS Shoor include fast boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol.

The ship has a maximum speed of 23 knots and its endurance is 6,000 nautical miles. The ship draws 2350 tonnes (GRT) and is propelled by two 9100 KW diesel engines.

ICGS Shoor has a complement of 14 officers and 98 men and is commanded by Deputy Inspector General Surendra Singh Dasila.

The ship will be berthed at New Mangalore Port Trust.

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