Indian Coast Guard Ships Ameya, Amogh, C-413 and C-414 were commissioned on 19 Jan 15 by Shri Manohar Parrikar, the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri in an impressive ceremony held at Mormugao Port Trust, Goa. The ceremony was witnessed by senior officials and dignitaries from various central and state government agencies.
These state-of-the-art ships Ameya and Amogh have been built by M/s Cochin Shipyard Limited. With a displacement of 290 tons these vessels can achieve maximum speed of 33 knots whereas C-413 and C-414 is having a displacement of 106 tons and can go up to 45 knots. All four units are capable of undertaking various tasks at sea including surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue, anti-piracy and anti-smuggling missions etc. The Coast Guard Ships Ameya and Amogh have a crew of 05 officers and 35 Enrolled Personnel each whereas C-413 and C-414 have a crew of 01 officer and
11 Enrolled Personnel. The C-413 and C-414 can be deployed within very short time to meet any emergent situation off the coast. ICGS Ameya, based at Karaikal is commanded by Comdt(JG) Anurag Chaudhary(0576-J), ICGS Amogh based at Paradip is commanded by Comdt(JG) Avtar Singh(0579-P), C-413 based at Okha is commanded by Dy Comdt Nitin Sharma(0711-P) and C-414 based at Mandapam is commanded by Dy Comdt Bablu Kumar(0755-P).
During his address, the Raksha Mantri highlighted yeoman services being rendered by the Coast Guard. He appreciated the officers and men who are on alert at all times. He said that coastal security is the need of the hour and is the joint responsibility of all stakeholders. He also emphasized that synergy in efforts of all security agencies is extremely vital to ensure protection of our national maritime interests. On the occasion, He congratulated the Coast Guard the commissioning these ships and wished the crew the very best for all future endeavors.