August 19, 2016

Indian Coast Guard Ship Varad to visit Yangon

An indian Coast Guard Ship Vard.
An indian Coast Guard Ship Vard.

Indian Coast Guard Ship VARAD is on a goodwill visit to Yangon, from 7 to 11 Jan 2016.
INS Varad (CG 40) is a 75 mts Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) designed and constructed by Goa Shipyard Limited. The ship is visiting Yangon on a mission to enhance maritime cooperation between India and Myanmar.
The name “Varad” has been derived from Sanskrit phrase “Sahyadri Varad Hast” which means “Granting of Wishes”. The ship carries 11 officer and 95 sailors, all of whom remain keen to visit Myanmar.
The ship has an endurance of over 5000 nautical miles and is regularly undertaking anti-smuggling, anti-poaching patrols in addition to tasks related to preservation and protection of marine environment and Search and Rescue (SAR) at sea.
The ship is designed to carry a Chetak helicopter that enhances the surveillance, interdiction and SAR capabilities of the ship.


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