The Indian Coast Guard’s Samarth-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), ICGS Shaurya (16) arriveed in Hong Kong for a three-day port visit.
The ship was welcomed by the officials and staff from the Consulate General of India upon its arrival in Hong Kong. Shaurya is commanded by Deputy Inspector General DS Chauhan and manned by 12 officers & 94 men.
The ship has visited Manila, Philippines earlier this month as part of the deployment. The ship was commissioned into the fleet in Goa on August 12, this year.
ICGS Shaurya is the fifth in the series of six 105m Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Ltd.
The ship is homeported in Chennai, Tamil Nadu under the operational and administrative control of Commander Coast Guard Region (East).
The ship has a displacement of 2350 tons and is propelled by two 9100 kW diesel engines to attain a maximum speed of 23 knots and has an endurance of 6000 nautical miles at cruising speed.
The vessel is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machinery. The features include 30 mm CRN 91 Naval Gun, Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS), Power Management System (PMS) and High Power External Fire Fighting System.
The ship is designed to carry one twin engine light helicopter and five high-speed boats including two Quick Reaction Inflatable Boats for swift boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to contain oil spill at sea.