Mangaluru, Oct 15: Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Varaha, commissioned by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Chennai on September 25, arrived at her home port, New Mangalore Port on Tuesday.
Coast Guard senior officers Raj Kamal Sinha, Laxmikant Gajibhiye and CISF officer Ashutosh Gaur were, among others, who welcomed the Ship and crew members.
According to a release here, the 98-meter long OPV, which is designed and built indigenously by the L&T, has advanced navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machinery.
The ship is designed to carry one twin engine light helicopter and four high speed boats for fast boarding operations, search and rescue and maritime patrol. The ship is also capable of carrying response equipment to combat oil spill contamination.
The ship will be deployed for Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance and other duties as enshrined in Coast Guard charter to safeguard the maritime interests of the country, the release said.
Indian Coast Guard Ship Varaha reaches Mangaluru