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Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL) is a medium sized shipyard on the west coast of India, functioning under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India.
From a humble beginning as a small barge repair and construction yard in 1957, this shipyard has progressed and grown to the present status of a shipyard of repute capable of indigenously designing and building sophisticated high technology ships required for the Defence as well as the Commercial sector.
The product range includes Patrol Vessels, Special Purpose Warships, Survey Vessels, Fast Attack Crafts, Sail Training Ships, Offshore Supply Vessels, Ferries, Tugs, etc. Other products & services include Damage Control Simulators, Safety at Sea Training facilities, GRP boats, repair of vessels, etc
GSL is expected to receive orders for series construction of ships for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard. The yard has also been earmarked for the construction of Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs) for the Indian Navy.
GSL carries out its own Research & Development activities for the design and development of its product range and is one of the few shipyards which have capacity and capability to carry out basic design of ships. All our new shipbuilding projects are in-house designs, which is an outcome of an intensive R & D activity over the years.
The following products of GSL which are based on GSL’s in-house design, are being highlighted at Navdex-2011:
35 Knots, 50 M. Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV): This is a proven product having triple waterjet propulsion system. On successfully designing, building and commissioning of two of these vessels in 2002-03, a repeat order for five more vessels was placed on GSL in 2004 and the same have been successfully delivered. Today these seven vessels are rendering yeoman service to the Indian Coast Guard.
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105m. Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV): Two nos. 105M Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels were commissioned in the service of the Indian Coast Guard in May 2008 and January 2009. These two multi-role Patrol Vessels have excelled in their performance parameters and have won appreciation from all quarters and were also well appreciated during their international voyages.
90m. Offshore Patrol Vessels: Three nos. 90M Offshore Patrol Vessels are being built for Indian Coast Guard. Two of these vessels are successfully commissioned in the service of the Indian Coast Guard. The third is under advanced stages of construction. The first of the series has already voyaged on international missions and has been the pride of the Indian Coast Guard.
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Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPV): Four nos. in-house designed, 105 m. NOPVs are being built by GSL for the Indian Navy. Three vessels of this series have already been launched and are in advance stages of completion. The fourth vessel will be launched shortly.