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The Tarmugli in rough seas. This vessel was transferred to the Seychelles Coast Guard on 23 February 2005 and was renamed as the SCG Topaz. Image © GRSE LtdINS Tillanchang patrolling the Andaman Islands. This vessel was transferred to the Maldives on 16 April 2006 and was renamed as the Huravee. Image © Indian NavyINS Trinkat at her commissioning on 28 September 2000. Notice the 30mm Medak gun. Image © Sainik Samachar

Vessel Type: Fast Patrol Vessel.

Names & pennant numbers with commission dates:
INS Trinkat T61
; Commissioned - 28 September 2000.

INS Tarasa T63; Commissioned - 24 August 2001.

Transfers to other Navies: INS Tarmugli T64 was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 04 March 2002. She was transferred to the Seychelles Coast Guard on 23 February 2005 and was renamed as the SCG Topaz. INS Tillanchang T62 was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 17 March 2001. She was transferred to Maldives' National Security Service (NSS) on 16 April 2006. The vessel has been renamed as the Huravee, after a  Maldivian hero and freedom fighter. As part of the transfer, technical and material assistance will be performed by the Indian Navy [IN] for Maldives over a period of three years. The IN has also stationed a team of personnel for a preliminary period and on-the-job training of the Maldivian crew.

Displacement: 260 tons full load.

Dimensions: Length - 46 metres.
.................Beam - 7.5 metres.
.................Draft - 3.9 metres.

Main Machinery: Two 3500 h.p. engines (MTU 398 or MTU 596), monitored by a MTU MCS-5 machinery control system. Three 80 kW diesel generators are also installed.

Maximum Speed: 27 - 30 knots.

Maximum Range: 2000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Complement: 33 (including 4 officers).

Weapons: One 2A42 30mm Medak gun - a navalised variant of the BMP-2 turret.

Weapons Control: Not Known.

Radar: Not Known.

Comments: The Trinkat Class of vessels are meant for anti-poaching and counter-insurgency operations in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and are capable of detection & destruction of fast-moving small surface craft and policing for anti-smuggling, fisheries protection and also search and rescue operations. The vessels are named after islands in the Lakshwadeep and Andaman & Nicobar group.


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