Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ltd (ONGC) handed over a fleet of Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs ) to the Indian Navy for commissioning.
This fleet of seven ISVs, each of capability to carry up to six navy commandos and a commanding officer, makes up an entire squadron and shall buttress the safety of the national assets offshore the country’s coastline and thwart potential terror attacks.
The commissioning was carried out at the docks of the Western Naval Command, in Mumbai on January 30, 2014. All ISVs have light and heavy machine guns, can sail with a maximum speed of 40 knots, and have an endurance of 500 miles.
ONGC will ensure the maintenance of the vessels, under a one year maintenance contract.
Press Release, February 12, 2014