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ICGS Samudra Paheredar

ICGS Samudra Paheredar:

The Minister of External Affairs recently visited Indian Coast Guard ship Samudra Paheredar, which is in Manila Bay in the Philippines, as part of an overseas deployment to ASEAN countries.

  • ICGS Samudra Paheredar is a specialised Pollution Control Vessel (PCV) of the Indian Coast Guard.
  • It is the second PCV of India(the first being ICGS Samudra Prahari).
  • It was indigenously built by ABG Shipyard, Surat.
  • It is stationed on the East Coast of India in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The ship is propelled by twin diesel engines, producing power that is further enhanced by twin shaft generators for a maximum speed of 21 knots.
  • At economical speed, the ship has an endurance of 6,500 nautical miles and can stay at sea for 20 days.
  • 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 includes 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.
  • The special features include an integrated platform management system, a power management system and a high-powered external firefighting system.
  • It is capable of operating one twin-engine ALH/ Chetak helicopter.