The ship is the 4th in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) being built by Goa Shipyard Ltd for the ICG.
Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Sarthak' was commissioned and dedicated to the nation by the Director-General of Indian Coast Guard, K Natrajan, at Goa on Thursday. The ship is the 4th in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) being built by Goa Shipyard Ltd for the ICG. It will be based at Porbandar in Gujarat and will operate on India's Western Seaboard under the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (Northwest).
New ship to ensure increased protection in the marine environment
Commanded by Deputy Inspector General MM Syed, ICGS Sarthak will staff 11 officers and 110 men. 105-meter-long, the OPV displaces 2,450 tonnes and is powered by two 9,100 Kilowatt Diesel Engines. Built to undertake multiple missions and concurrent operations, it is capable of attaining a maximum speed of 26 knots.
ICGS Sarthak is also fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, machinery sensors and weapons. This will enable it to function as a command platform for the ICG. It will undertake duties that are mandated by the Coast Guard charter, like search and rescue and combating maritime crimes.