Goa Shipyard Limited delivers the fourth Sankalp-class OPV to Indian Coast Guard

According to information published by the Goan on October 5, 2021, the fourth vessel of the 5 Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Project, completely designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), was delivered to the Indian Coast Guard.
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Sankalp-class offshore patrol vessels are a series of two offshore patrol vessels designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard. The vessels, also classified as Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels, are the largest vessels constructed by Goa Shipyard Limited. Samarth class and Saryu class were derived from this class of offshore patrol vessels.

Sankalp-class vessels have an overall length of 105 metres, a 12.9 metres beam and a draught of 3.6 metres. They have a top speed of 24 knots and a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 12 knots.

They are powered by two SEMT Pielstick 20 PA6B STC diesel engines rated at a combined 20,900 PS or 15,400 kW, each driving a Wärtsilä WCP 5C10 controllable-pitch propeller.

Sankalp class is armed with two 30 mm CRN-91 naval guns controlled by a fire control system and two 12.7 mm "Prahari" machine guns. They are equipped with external firefighting systems, an integrated bridge system and an integrated machinery control system. Sankalp-class ships can carry five high-speed boats capable of search and rescue, interception and pollution control missions.