Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), a Miniratna Category 1 and a leading warship building company in the country under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence, has delivered ICGS Annie Besant, second in the series of five Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) to the Indian Coast Guard.
The FPV is a medium range surface vessel with a length of 50 m, width of 7.5 m and displacement of around 308 T and is capable of operations in the maritime zones of India. These powerful, fuel-efficient platforms are designed to perform multipurpose operations like patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations. The vessel is designed for a maximum speed of 34 knots with an endurance of more than 1500 nautical miles.
GRSE currently has a strong order book position of around Rs 27, 400 crore under which there are a total of 22 warships at various stages of construction. Presently, the company has six projects that are under way viz., five projects of the Indian Navy and one of the Indian Coast Guard.