Defence Secretary Commissions Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Saksham at Goa

Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Saksham, the fifth in the series of 105-metre Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) class, at Goa on March 16, 2022 in the presence of Director General Coast Guard Shri V S Pathania and other senior dignitaries of Central and State governments. ‘Saksham’, meaning ‘capable’, is manifestation of ICG will and…

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Indian Naval Officer Thanks Ballarat for Rescue Role

November 20, 2020 – An Indian naval officer was keen to visit HMAS Ballarat during the ship’s Goa port visit between phases of Exercise Malabar to thank the frigate’s crew for the ship’s part in his rescue during the 2018 Golden Globe Race. Commander Abhilash Tomy had been sailing in the around-the-world yacht race when his vessel was damaged in…

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Indian Coast Guard Trio Commissioned in Goa

May 15, 2020 – Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451 in Goa via video conference from here today. The ICGS Sachet, the first in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has been designed & built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) and is fitted…

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