Mauritius CG commissions new OPV

Indian-built OPV enters service.

Mauritius Coast Guard commissions new Barracuda OPV

The National Coast Guard of Mauritius has commissioned its new Indian-built offshore patrol vessel (OPV) CGS Barracuda into service during a visit by Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

The vessel was commissioned on 12 March, Independence Day, at the Port Louis Harbour during a ceremony also attended by the Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth, who said that the Barracuda is an example of the strong cultural, economic and maritime ties between India and Mauritius.

He added that the Barracuda will enhance maritime safety and security, and combat illegal fishing, drug trafficking, maritime crime and pollution and save lives and property at sea.

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Source: defenceweb.co.za

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