Commissioning of offshore Petrol Vessel (OPV) ICG SARTHAK
ICGS SarthakIn a significant boost to the maritime safety and security of the nation, the indigenously built Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sarthak’ was commissioned & dedicated to the nation today at Goa by DG K Natarajan PVSM, PTM, TM Director General Indian Coast Guard.
Indian Coast Guard is pioneer in inducting indigenous platforms and ICGS Sarthak is a glowing example of Atmanirbhar Bharat, in line with the Government’s vision of ‘Make in India’.
ICGS Sarthak is 4th in the series of five OPVs being built by GSL for the ICG. These OPVs are multi-mission platforms capable of undertaking concurrent operations. The 105 meter long ship displacing 2450 tons is propelled by two 9100 kilowatt diesel engines designed to attain a maximum speed of 26 knots.
The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, machinery, sensors and weapons which enables it to function as a command platform and undertake mandated Coast Guard charter of duties including search & rescue, combating maritime crimes and preserving & protecting the marine environment.
ICGS Sarthak, will be based at Porbandar (Gujarat) and operate on India’s Western Seaboard under the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (Northwest). ICGS Sarthak is commanded by Deputy Inspector General MM Syed and has complement of 11 Officers and 110 men.
The commissioning of ICGS Sarthak was attended by senior dignitaries from the state and central administration.