Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarthak’ was commissioned and devoted to the nation by the Director-Basic of Indian Coast Guard, Ok Natrajan, at Goa on Thursday. The ship is the 4th within the collection of 5 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) being constructed by Goa Shipyard Ltd for the ICG. It will likely be based mostly at Porbandar in Gujarat and can function on India’s Western Seaboard below the Operational and Administrative Management of the Commander, Coast Guard Area (Northwest).

New ship to make sure elevated safety within the marine surroundings

Commanded by Deputy Inspector Basic MM Syed, ICGS Sarthak will employees 11 officers and 110 males. 105-meter-long, the OPV displaces 2,450 tonnes and is powered by two 9,100 Kilowatt Diesel Engines. Constructed to undertake a number of missions and concurrent operations, it’s able to attaining a most velocity of 26 knots.

ICGS Sarthak can be fitted with state-of-the-art tools, equipment sensors and weapons. This may allow it to perform as a command platform for the ICG. It’ll undertake duties which are mandated by the Coast Guard constitution, like search and rescue and combating maritime crimes.