After Russian warships docked at Manila Port, it's now Indian Coast Guard's turn.
The Indian Coast Guard ship ICGS Samarth is in Manila as part of a scheduled goodwill visit. The ship will be open to the public tomorrow, January 8, 2017 from 10am to 4pm.
In a statement, the Embassy of India in Manila said "Indian Coast Guard Ship Samarth entered Manila port today and was warmly received by the Philippine Coast Guard. The ship is open to visitors tomorrow, Sunday, 8 January from 1000 to 1600 hrs and you are cordially invited."
ICGS Samarth, is the 1st in the series of 105 meter Offshore Patrol Vessel and is amongst the newest in the inventory of the Indian Coast Guard. ‘Samarth’ which means “Capable” is a projection of the Indian Coast Guard’s motto “To serve and protect” the maritime interests of the nation.
The ship is designed and built indigenously by M/s Goa Shipyard Limited and is fitted with advanced Navigation and Communication equipment, sensors and machineries. The ship is capable of carrying one Helicopter and operates five high speed boats.
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