Mangaluru, Oct 15 Indian Coast Guards offshore patrol vessel ‘Varaha’, designed and built indigenously by Laresn and Toubro, arrivedat New Mangalore Port on Tuesday.
Senior Coast Guard officials, including Raj Kamal Sinha, CISF officer Ashutosh Gaur and otherswere presentto receive ‘Varaha,’ a Coast Guard release here said.
Varaha has capabilities to operate twin engine Advance Light Helicoptersand is fitted with state-of-the-art communication technology and navigation, sensor and machinery.
The vessel is equipped with a 30-mm gun and a 12.7mm gun for enhancing the fighting efficiency.
Its special features include integrated bridge system, automated power management system, high power external fire fighting system, indigenously built integrated platform management system and help traversing System.
The ship also carries four high speed boats,including two rigid hull inflated boats for boarding operation, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol.
Besides this, the ship has capabilities of carrying Pollution Response equipment to contain oil spill at sea.