L&T launches final offshore vessel for Indian Coast Guard
6th Oct 2020

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has launched the seventh and final offshore vessel for the Indian Coast Guard at its defence shipyard at Kattupalli. The vessel is the last in the series of seven offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) contracted to L&T by the defence ministry in March 2015. OPVs are long-range surface ships, capable of operation in maritime zones of India, including island territories with helicopter operation capabilities.

The company added that numerous benchmarks were set during execution of the programme, including entire design and construction of the OPV class of ships undertaken by an Indian private sector shipyard for the first time and delivery of ‘First of Class’ OPV ‘ICGS Vikram’ ahead of contractual schedule. The vessel is about 98 m long, 15 m wide, has 3.6 m draught, 2,140 tonnes and a range of 5,000 nautical miles.

L&T is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services.