The CGS Barracuda, the Offshore Patrol Vessel that was ordered from India by ex-PM Navin Ramgoolam some years back, left the port of Koshi in India on the 23rd of February. It is to arrive at the port of Mauritius today morning (02.03.15) at around ten.
The MCGS Barracuda. Photo credits: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd
A team of the National Coast Guard had previously been sent to India for delivery.
The ship is, in fact, the first of its kind to be exported by India. It is meant to serve several purposes, including the performing anti-piracy programmes, and the protection of the EEZ of Mauritius.