Indian Shipyards both Public Sectors and Private Companies have produced Patrol vessels for the Indian Coast Guard, but only a few ships have been found space in Philatelic illustrations. CGS VIGRAHA (39), the Vikram class
The FDC is autographed by the Commanding Officer of CGS Vigraha (39)
The photograph of SLNS Sayurala (P 623) is from Sri Lanka Navy website
The special cover issued at Panaji on the occasion of commissioning of CGS SAGAR (45) 4th of the series AOPV built by Goa Shipyard Ltd, commissioned on 3 November 2003..
Hover Crafts have the ability to perform where other fast boats won’t. Hovercrafts are amphibious, it can patrol in shallow water, mud flats, back-water rivers and marshes to intercept smugglers, militants, intruders and be used for life-saving operations. It can achieve a speed of 100Kmph.