Kochi: Cochin Shipyard today launched the seventeenth of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (BY 517) being built for Indian Coast Guard.
The vessel named 'ICGS ARUSH' was launched by Jyothi Devanand, wife of DIG G Devanand, Coast Guard Refit and Production Superintendent, Kochi in a simple ceremony at Cochin Shipyard.
Chairman and Managing Director of CSL Cmde K Subramaniam, DIG M V Pathak, Commander District IV and other senior officials of CSL and ICG were present on the occasion.
CSL has so far delivered 13 vessels in the 20 vessel series and the fourteenth vessel ICGS APOORVA is scheduled for delivery on July 31, 2015, a CSL statement said.
The thirteenth vessel ICGS ANMOL was handed over to the Indian Coast Guard on June 1, 2015.
Fifteenth and sixteenth vessels have been launched and are on sea trial and will be delivered to ICG once the process gets over, a shipyard official said.