The Coast Guard ship ‘Vijit’ will become the first-ever Coast Guard ship to visit Sabang,Indonesia.
In the maiden voyage from March 17 to 20,officers and crew of the Coast Guard ship will hold interactions with officials of Bakamla(Indonesian Coast Guard),Indonesian Armed Forces and the civil administration at Sabang.
“The ship is commanded by Comdt T Anish(0532-J),who is a long Navigation Direction officer. ICGS Vijit is the 2nd in the series of 90 meter Offshore Patrol Vessels and was commissioned at Goa on 11 Dec 2010.’Vijit’ meaning “Winner or Victorious” is the testimony of India’s shipbuilding capabilities and the resolve of Govt of India to safeguard country’s maritime interests,”stated in a press release.
The press release also stated that the ship is designed to carry one twin-engine HAL built Advance Light Helicopter and five high-speed boats for Search and Rescue,Maritime Law Enforcement and Marine Pollution Response.