The National Coast Guard has a new patrol boat, the CGS Victory, made in India.
New patrol vessel, the CGS Victory, will be hitting the Mauritian waters next month. It is meant to preserve maritime security from pirates, drug trafficking, illegal fishing, terrorists, and other criminals. 50-metre-long, it is equipped with automatic weapons.
It was acquired yesterday, September 26. During an official ceremony in India, Mauritian Assistant Commissioner Krishna Jhugroo thanked the Indian government and Goa Shipyard Ltd for their assistance pertaining to the transaction. “Goa Shipyard has delivered first fast patrol vessel in record time to Mauritius government..“, says a Times of India article.
The Mauritian Prime Minister had informed the population earlier that the NCG would soon have Waterjet Fast Patrol Vessels (namely CGS Victory and CGS Valiant) at its disposal by the end of this year. The deal was signed between the Mauritian government and Goa Shipyard Ltd back in 2014. The contract entailed the construction of 10 such vessels for a total sum of US$ 6 million.