INS Sumitra : Rescued Fishermen Hijacked By Pirates
INS Sumitra is the fourth and last Saryu-class patrol vessel of the Indian Navy.
- It is based on an indigenous design and constructed by Goa Shipyard Limited.
- It was commissioned in 2014 and is based in Chennai under the Eastern Naval Command.
- The primary role of the ship is to undertake surveillance of the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) besides other operational tasks such as anti-piracy patrols, fleet support operations, maritime security of offshore assets, and escort operations.
- It Measures about 105 metres in length, 13 metres in breadth, and displacing 2,200 tonnes, the ship can achieve a speed of 25 knots.
- The ship has a range of 6,500 nautical miles.
- It is propelled by two diesel engines.
- The ship’s weapon and sensor outfits include a 76.2 mm gun (super rapid gun mount), close-in weapon systems, and the latest navigational and early warning radars.
- It is capable of embarking one Dhruv/Chetak helicopter.
- It is also equipped with two rigid inflatable fast-motor boats.