An Indian Coast Guard (ICG) vessel is currently in the Philippine for a visit. The vessel, one of ICG’s newest and first in the series of 105 meter Offshore Patrol Vessel (ICGS) Samarth arrive in Manila today, the Embassy of India in Manila said.
The vessel was welcomed by Philippine Coast Guard. “The ship is open to visitors tomorrow, Sunday, 8 January from 1000 to 1600 hrs and you are cordially invited,” the Embassy of India said.
According to Embassy of India, Samarth, which means capable, is designed and built indigenously by M/S Goa Shipyard Limited and is fitted with advanced Navigation and Communication equipment, sensors and machineries. The ship is capable of carrying one Helicopter and operates five high speed boats.
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