CSL delivers three Floating Border Out-Post (FBOPs) vessels to BSF on 08 Feb 22
Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) on Tuesday has delivered the three Floating Border Out-Post (FBOPs) vessels out of Nine FBOPs being built for the Border Security Forces. With this CSL has delivered six vessels and three vessels are expected to be delivered in the coming months.
A Sivakumar, General Manager, on behalf of Cochin Shipyard signed the Delivery and Protocol documents with Kunal Mazumdar, DIG, BSF in a function held at Kolkata. The vessels which were flagged off on the Republic Day from Kochi reached the area of operations for its deployment at Sundarbans near Indo-Bangladesh border waters.
The three FBOP’s of 46 Mtr length are built for the Water Wing of the BSF. These vessels are designed in-house by CSL & classed by Indian Register of Shipping. Each FBOP is designed with stowage arrangements for four fast patrol boats, which can be launched and hoisted using its own davit system. The vessels will act as a floating base for the flotilla of fast patrol boats and will supply Petrol, Fresh Water and provisions to the smaller boats and are to be deployed on India’s Eastern & Western borders to protect the Indian Territory.