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Samudra Prahari : Indian Coast Guard Ship

Samudra Prahari : Indian Coast Guard Ship

The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Samudra Prahari is presently deployed on an overseas mission encompassing ASEAN nations.

  • Samudra Prahari is an Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) specially designed for pollution control.
  • It is the first pollution control vessel of its kind in Southeast Asia.
  • It is equipped with the most advanced pollution Response and Control equipment for mitigating oil spills in the Exclusive Economic Zone.
  • It has tanks and inflatable barges for storage of oil spills.
  • The ship is capable of unhindered oil recovery operations with a storage capacity of 500 KL.
  • The vessel is designed to operate a twin-engine Advanced Light Helicopter and to operate and embark Chetak helicopter.
  • Special features include an integrated platform management system, power management system, high power external fire fighting system and one indigenous gun mount with fire fighting system.
  • The ship has unmanned machinery operation capabilities.


  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional grouping which was established in 1967 with the signing of the Bangkok Declaration.
  • Founding members: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
  • Presently, ASEAN comprises 10 member states, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.
  • It promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration between its members and other countries in Asia.