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Indian Coast Guard’s Inducts new 105-metre vessel ‘Sarthak’ to be stationed at Gujarat

Source : Zee News

Indian Coast Guard’s Inducts new 105-metre vessel ‘Sarthak’ to be stationed at Gujarat
ICGS Sarthak is fourth in the series of five Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) that are being built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited for the ICG. (Photo: Twitter/@IndiaCoastGuard)



Chennai: Director General Indian Coast Guard (ICG) K Natarajan and senior government officials commissioned the indigenously built Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarthak’ at a ceremony held in Goa, on Thursday (October 28). The 105-metre long ‘Sarthak’ which weighs 2450 tons is fourth in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) being built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the ICG.

Powered by two 9100 kilowatt diesel engines, the vessel is capable of attaining a top speed of 26 knots. Being fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, machinery, sensors and weapons enables the vessel to function as a command platform and undertake mandated Coast Guard charter of duties including search and rescue, combating maritime crimes, preserving and protecting the marine environment.

ICGS Sarthak will be based at Porbandar, Gujarat and will operate on India’s Western Seaboard under the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (Northwest).

Sarthak is commanded by Deputy Inspector General MM Syed and has a complement of 11 officers and 110 men.

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