1.      Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Samudra Paheredar', the second of the series of three Pollution Control Vessels (PCVs) being built by M/s ABG Shipyard, Surat was commissioned here today by Admiral Nirmal Verma PVSM, AVSM, ADC Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Naval Staff, in presence of Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, AVSM, NM, Director General Indian Coast Guard, Deputy Inspector General BS Yadav, PTM, TM, Commander, Coast Guard Region (North-West), and other senior dignitaries of the Central and State Govt.

2.      The 95 m long indigenous PCV displaces 4300 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 20.5 knots, with an endurance of 6500 nautical miles. The ship’s primary role is pollution response at sea and is equipped with the most advanced and sophisticated pollution response and control equipment for mitigating oil spills, which include containment equipment like hi-sprint booms and river booms, recovery devices like skimmers and side sweeping arms. The ship is capable of unhindered oil recovery operations with storage tank capacity of 500 KL in addition to inflatable barges.

3.      The ship is commanded by Deputy Inspector General Iqbal Singh Chauhan and has a complement by 11 Officers and 100 Enrolled Personnel. Post commissioning, ICGS Samudra Paheredar will be based at Visakhapatnam under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East). 

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Coast Guard Headquarters, National Stadium Complex, New Delhi 1100 01

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