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Keel for second fisheries oceanographic research vessel laid

Posted on Dec 08, 12:31PM | UNI

As part of Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL's) ongoing diversification initiative, the Keel for the newly designed Fisheries Oceanographic Research Vessel (FORV) was laid today at Goa Shipyard Ltd.

This is the second in the series of three vessels being built by GSL for the Central Marine Fisheries Institute (CMFRI) Kochi. The Keel for the first such vessel was laid on 9 March 2012 at Goa Shipyard Ltd.

Dr G Syda Rao, Director CMFRI, Kochi, laid the keel in the presence of Cmde (Retd) P K Shrivastava Director CPP and BD GSL, Dr.

Philipose K. K. Scientist-in-Charge of Karwar Research Centre of CMFRI and Senior officials of CMFRI and GSL.

The 20 metre vessel is aimed at deep sea trawler fishing and collection of marine samples from the sea at East and West Coast EEZ and Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.