Coast Guard inducts new ship Samudra

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship ‘Samudra Pavak’ was inducted into service as it arrived at ICG’s Porbandar base on Tuesday.

According to sources, the ship is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of this month and will join the Indian Coast Guard fleet at Porbandar, augmenting the operational capability of the service in the Gujarat region.

The ship is expected to enhance the Oil Pollution Response Capability of Coast Guard.The ship is the last in the series of special purpose vessels, especially designed for pollution response role of the Coast Guard.

Samudra will be utilised for Coast Guard charter of responsibilities such as patrolling for enhancement of coastal security, maritime search and rescue and pollution response in particular. The ship will have crew of 100 personnel and 10 officers.

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