Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV)
'INS Saryu' Commissioned at Goa
Air Marshal PK Roy, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command, commissioned INS Saryu into the Indian Navy at Goa on 21 Jan 13. INS Saryu is the lead ship of the indigenous Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) Project to be inducted into the Indian Navy. Designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited, the ship aptly demonstrates the immense potential of the country’s indigenous designing and ship building capabilities.
Induction of INS Saryu is aimed at meeting the increasing ocean surveillance and patrolling requirements of the Indian Navy. The primary role of the ship is to undertake EEZ surveillance, anti-piracy patrols, fleet support operations, provide maritime security to off shore assets and carry out escort operations for high value assets.
Capable of carrying a helicopter (ALH) onboard, the ship’s weapon and sensor outfit includes a SRGM 76.2 mm gun with an electro-optic fire control system, two 30mm guns as close in weapon systems, latest navigational and early warning radars, chaff launchers for self protection and an integrated ESM system to undertake all assigned missions. She is also equipped with two rigid inflatable fast motor boats.
The ship is propelled by two SEMT diesel engines which are the largest engines of its type to be inducted in the Indian Navy, enabling the ship to achieve speeds in excess of 25 knots. The entire propulsion and power management of the ship is controlled electronically by means of a Remote Control System which incorporates the Automatic Power Management System also. A fully integrated LAN system onboard along with a CCTV management system ensures optimal utilization of onboard equipment and better crew efficiency.
The ship has a complement of 8 officers and 105 sailors who are accommodated in advance ergonomic cabins, which provide improved crew comfort with enhanced space management.