INS Tarkash made a port call at Port Gentil, Gabon as part of her ongoing deployment in the Gulf of Guinea for anti-piracy patrol. This marks the first visit by any Indian Naval Ship to Gabon.

During her stay in harbor, the ship and her crew will participate in official and professional interactions as well as sports fixtures.

Her professional interactions will include discussions and drills on fire fighting and damage control, medical and casualty evacuation issues, and diving operations. There will also be familiarization visits. In addition, yoga sessions and social interactions are also planned.