ICG Ship Samudra Paheredar

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Source-This post on ICG Ship Samudra Paheredar is based on the article As part of overseas deployment to ASEAN countries, ICG Ship Samudra Paheredar arrives at Manila Bay, Philippines” published in “PIB” on 26th March 2024.

Why in the News?

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.

About Indian Coast Guard ship Samudra Paheredar

ICGS Samudra Prahari
Source: Shipspotting
AboutIt 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).
Built byABG Shipyard, Surat
Stationed onEast Coast of India in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Featuresa) The ship’s primary role is pollution response at sea. It is equipped with the most advanced and sophisticated pollution response and control equipment for mitigating oil spills.
b) It 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.
c) The special features include an integrated platform management system, a power management system and a high-powered external firefighting system.
d) It is capable of operating one twin-engine ALH/ Chetak helicopter. 

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