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ICG Ship Samudra Paheredar

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Source: PIB

 Context:  ICG Ship Samudra Paheredar recently arrived at Manila Bay, Philippines, as part of an overseas deployment to ASEAN countries. This deployment aims to showcase the Indian Coast Guard’s marine pollution response capabilities and strengthen bilateral cooperation with the Philippine Coast Guard.

Built by ABG Shipyard, Surat, it is stationed on the East Coast of India in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Equipped with advanced pollution response and control equipment, including containment and recovery devices for oil spills, it plays a vital role in safeguarding marine environments. Additionally, it boasts special features like integrated platform management and power systems, along with the capability to operate one twin-engine ALH/Chetak helicopter.