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Keel laid for construction of two Coast Guard Pollution Control Vessels (PCV) at Goa Shipyard

On 21st November 2022, the Indian Cost Guard laid the keel for two Coast Guard Pollution Control Vessels, GSL Yard 1267 & 1268 at the Goa Shipyard. Goa Shipyard has indigenously designed and developed two Pollution Control Vessels to be delivered by February 2025 and August 2025 respectively.

  • The Pollution Control Vessels will be a new generation Special Role Vessel, equipped with the most advanced and sophisticated equipment, capable of performing multifarious roles of Indian Coast Guard, with prominent being combating marine pollution at extended ranges from the coastline.
  • The PCVs will be equipped with state-of-art technology, advanced & highly sensitive pollution control equipment, navigation, and communication equipment, sensor, and machinery.
  • The Ships will carry out dedicated oil spill response operations for containment, recovery, separation, and dispersal of pollutants.
  • The Ships will have the latest pollution control equipment including two flush-type side sweeping arms.
  • Dynamic Positioning System will be placed in the ships which will enable the vessel to be maneuvered in restricted areas with precision and will also be equipped with fire-fighting and salvage systems.

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