Indian Coast Guard Ship “Shoor” (Valiant) the second ship in the series of six Off Shore Patrol Vessels (OPV) was commissioned at Goa on 11 Apr 16. This 105 meters OPV has been designed and built indigenously by M/s GSL and is fitted with most advanced navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machinery. The features include 30 mm CRN 91 Naval Gun, Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS), Power Management System (PMS) and High Power External Fire Fighting System.
The ship is designed to carry one twin engine Light Helicopter and five high speed boats including two QRIBs for fast boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to combat oil spill contamination at sea.
The ship draws 2350 tons (GRT) and is propelled by two 9100 KW diesel engines to attain a maximum speed of 23 Knots. It has an endurance of 6000 NM at economical speed. The sustenance and reach coupled with the latest and modern equipment and systems provides her the capability to perform the role of a command platform and accomplish all Coast Guard charter of duties.
The ship on joining Coast Guard Fleet will be based at New Mangalore and deployed extensively for EEZ surveillance and other duties.
ICGS Shoor will be manned by 14 Officers and 98 men commanded by Deputy Inspector General Surendra Singh Dasila under the administrative and operation control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (West).