BDIL hands-over vessel to Indian Coast Guard

Bharati Defense and Infrastructure Limited (BDIL) handed over to the Indian Coast Guard the Vessel-410 built by them, here in Mangaluru on Wednesday.

The patrol vessel was handed over at the Bharati Shipyard on the Taneerbavi beach by BDIL officers to the Coast Guards officers. The vessel was then lowered into the sea.

BDIL has so far presented six patrol vehicles to the Indian Coast Guard.

Shilpa Koyar, wife of the Commanding Officer (Mangaluru Unit) of the Coast Guard broke a coconut against the hull of the vessel and launched it. The vessel was received by Coast Guard Karnataka Zone DIG S S Dasila and Goa Zone DIG Atul Parlikar.

BDIL has stopped production between 2014 and 2017 due to a financial crunch. It had lost much of its investment in the commercial vessels production.

But in 2009, it signed a contract with the Indian Coast Guard for delivery of patrol vehicles. The company, under a new management resumed the production of two patrol vessels in 2017.

Goa Zone Coast Guard has received four vessels from BDIL. V-410 is the sixth. After engine testing is done, Vessel-410 will be put to use by February 20.

DIG Desila said that this vessel will add strength to the Indian Coast Guard unit in Mangaluru. “I am happy to receive the vessel and add it to our force. These vessels play a significant role in guarding Indian seas. There is lot of hard work behind this handover. I congratulate all those responsible for it,” he added.

Place for 11 personnel

The vessel which is built with aluminium can carry 11 personnel. It has two engines and can cruise at a maximum of 35 nautical miles speed. It will be used to check smuggling and trafficking. It will also be used for anti-terrorism activities. The vessels will be used to protect Indian fishermen and rescue operations.

500 crore deal

BDIL CEO Narendra Kumar Singh said that the company had signed a Rs 500 crore deal for the production and delivery of 250 boats, of which five were fast vessels.

Bharati Defense and Infrastructure Limited (BDIL) handed over to the Indian Coast Guard the Vessel-410 built by them, here in Mangaluru on Wednesday.

The patrol vessel was handed over at the Bharati Shipyard on the Taneerbavi beach by BDIL officers to the Coast Guard’s officers. The vessel was then lowered into the sea.

BDIL has so far presented six patrol vehicles to the Indian Coast Guard.

Shilpa Koyar, wife of the Commanding Officer (Mangaluru Unit) of the Coast Guard broke a coconut against the hull of the vessel and launched it. The vessel was received by Coast Guard Karnataka Zone DIG S S Dasila and Goa Zone DIG Atul Parlikar.

BDIL has stopped production between 2014 and 2017 due to a financial crunch. It had lost much of its investment in the commercial vessels production.

But in 2009, it signed a contract with the Indian Coast Guard for delivery of patrol vehicles. The company, under a new management resumed the production of two patrol vessels in 2017.

Goa Zone Coast Guard has received four vessels from BDIL. V-410 is the sixth. After engine testing is done, Vessel-410 will be put to use by February 20.

DIG Desila said that this vessel will add strength to the Indian Coast Guard unit in Mangaluru. “I am happy to receive the vessel and add it to our force. These vessels play a significant role in guarding Indian seas. There is lot of hard work behind this handover. I congratulate all those responsible for it,” he added.

Place for 11 personnel

The vessel which is built with aluminium can carry 11 personnel. It has two engines and can cruise at a maximum of 35 nautical miles speed. It will be used to check smuggling and trafficking. It will also be used for anti-terrorism activities. The vessels will be used to protect Indian fishermen and rescue operations.

500 crore deal

BDIL CEO Narendra Kumar Singh said that the company had signed a Rs 500 crore deal for the production and delivery of 250 boats, of which five were fast vessels.

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