New Delhi. Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft (IN FAC) T-81 of the Super Dvora Mk II class was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on January 28 after having served the nation successfully for more than 20 years.
Rear Admiral V Srinivas, Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
The 25 meters long vessel with 60 tonnes displacement was built at Goa Shipyard Ltd in collaboration with M/s Ramta of Israel. She was commissioned into the Navy on June 5, 1999 by the then Governor of Goa Lt Gen JFR Jacob (Retd).
The ship, specially designed for shallow waters, could achieve speeds up to 45 knots and had the capability of day/night surveillance and reconnaissance, Search & Rescue, beach insertion, extraction of Marine Commandos and high speed interception of intruder craft.