Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarthak’ inaugurated

The Director General of Indian Coast Guard (ICG), K Natarajan, commissioned the indigenously built Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) “Sarthak” on October 28, 2021.

Key Points

  • Commissioning of the ship is a significant boost for the maritime safety and security of India.
  • ICGS Sarthak will be based at Porbandar in Gujarat.
  • It will operate on the Western Seaboard of India, under the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander of Coast Guard Region (Northwest).
  • It is commanded by Deputy Inspector, General MM Syed while11 Officers & 110 men will also complement him.

Who built ICGS Sarthak?

  • ICGS Sarthak is the 4th ship among the series of five OPVs, which are being built for ICG by Goa Shipyard Limited.
  • These OPVs are multi-mission platforms and are capable of undertaking concurrent operations.

About ICGS Sarthak

ICGS is a 105-meter-long ship displacing 2,450 tons. It is propelled by two 9,100-kilowatt diesel engines. The ship has been designed to attain a maximum speed of 26 knots.  Ship is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, machinery, weapons and sensors that enables it to function as a command platform. The ship also undertakes the mandated Coast Guard charter of duties like search & rescue, preserving & protecting marine environment and combating maritime crimes. It is a significant example of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Indian Coast Guard (ICG)

ICG is a maritime law enforcement and search & rescue agency, operating under the Ministry of defence of India. Its jurisdiction is over the territorial waters of India, including the contiguous zone & exclusive economic zone. The agency was established on February 1, 1977 under the Coast Guard Act, 1978.

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