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President wants three Offshore Patrol Vessels for Sri Lankan Coast Guards

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  1. Godman

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    President wants three Offshore Patrol Vessels for Coast Guards
    The Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) wants the Colombo Dockyard to construct three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) at a cost of US$ 180 million.

    President Maithripala Sirisena, as Minister of Defence, has sought the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers for this purpose.
    He has said that the Coast Guard is entrusted with carrying out patrolling in maritime waters — about 517,000 square kilometres of sea around Sri Lanka. The Coast Guards conduct search and rescue, enforce law and order in coastal areas, territorial waters and the maritime zone of Sri Lanka’s high seas, he has pointed out.

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    What about Azmat class FAC ? :pakistan:
     
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    Wow! 517,000 sq. km is a huge area to protect.

    Especially with neighbors like India...
     
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    FACs aren't in the list for now. We need more patrol ships to keep Indian fishermen out
     
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    SL actually produces/constructs FIC's for the Indian coast guard.
    and India is currently producing OPVs for SL.
     
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    The SLN order for Indian OPVs were from 2013 first delivaries should start soon, we are currently discussing a export version of the Gepard class frigate with Russia. China has also considered giving a OPV to protect the String of Pearls but exact details are unknown
     
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    I am sure Hindi controlled Indian gov will gift you these vessels so tha6 you cAN spopot. injure, murder Tamil Nadu fishermen. Notice India gifted to Sri Lanka patrol vessels in the past.
     
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    These ships are being built in Colombo Dockyard and for the ones being built in India we PAID for it
     
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    I know for certain India gifted to Sri Lanka one patrol vessel.
     
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    That is a pretty outdated one
     
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    FAC's can not be used as Patrol ships ?
     
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    Colombo Dockyard to get US$180mn Sri Lanka patrol vessel deal
    Mar 01, 2017 11:55 AM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)

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    MARITIME PATROL: An offshore patrol vessel of the VARD 07 design built for New Zealand/Vard Marine photo

    ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's cabinet of minister had given nod for a 180 million US dollar order for coast guard vessels from Colombo Dockyard Plc, Minister Rajitha Senaratne said.

    Colombo Dockyard will build three 85 metre off-shore patrol vessels for the coast guard.

    The OPV will be based on a hull design by VARD Marine of Canada.

    They will be capable of deep and shallow water operations.

    Colombo Dockyard is a publicly traded company in Sri Lanka, majority controllled by Onomichi of Japan. (Colombo/Mar01/2017)
    http://www.economynext.com/Colombo_...mn_Sri_Lanka_patrol_vessel_deal-3-7456-6.html

    Depends on range
     
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    FACs are patrol ships.. but not all Patrol ships are FACs..

    missile boats, torpedo boats are also Patrol Vessels.. but the naming "fast attack craft", "torpedo boats" are more specialized versions of the Patrol vessels.
     
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