November 15, 2018 – Maldivian Coast Guard Ship (MCGS) Huravee successfully completed her refit at Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam (ND(V)) and the ship was formally handed over to Major Mohamed Jamshad, Commanding Officer MCGS Huravee at a ceremony on 15 November 2018.
The chief guest for the function, Rear Admiral Amit Bose, Admiral Superintendent ND(V) assured continued support of the Indian Navy to the Maldivian Coast Guard. The Commanding Officer also took this opportunity to thank the Indian Navy for successful completion of the refit. The four-month long refit of MCGS Huravee is an initiative to further the Indian Navy’s diplomatic outreach to friendly foreign navies in the Indian Ocean Region.
The ship had arrived at Visakhapatnam on 12 July 2018 and completed her refit on 14 November 2018. During the refit, major repairs were undertaken on the ship’s hull, main propulsion and auxiliaries. In addition, a number of systems and equipment were upgraded for better performance and reliability.
All equipment was put through extensive harbor and sea trials so as to achieve full combat capability and ensure continuous availability for operations to the Maldives Coast Guard for next operational cycle.