Coast Guard Gets Pollution Control Vessel

Coast Guard gets a new and third pollution controlling vessel built by ABG Shipyard, the country’s largest private shipbuilder. It has been built at a cost of Rs 120 crore.

The vessel is propelled by diesel electric system with the maximum speed of 21 knts an endurance of 6,000 KN miles. The vessel is designed to operate twin engine advance helicopter.

current affairsThe vessel is 94 metres long, draws 4,500 tonnes and is equipped with modern oil pollution control equipment with the capacity of containment and recovery of oil at sea.

The ship can also store up to 500 tonnes of recovered oil at sea. The shipyard has delivered over 230 ships of different class till date including 13 aluminium high speed interceptor boats and three pollution control vessels to the government.