Muscat, Mar. 8 : The Indian Coast Guard's first pollution control vessel, Samudra Prahari, has arrived in Oman for a four-day friendly visit.
According to a press release issued by the mission, during the visit Indian Coast Guard personnel will exchange visits with the Royal Oman Police (ROP) Coast Guard and have discussions on ways to increase mutual cooperation.
The commanding officer will also call on senior dignitaries from the ROP Coast Guard, the Gulf News reports.
The 95-metre ICGS Samudra Prahari is the first pollution control vessel not only of Indian Coast Guard, but also in the entire region.
The ship has been indigenously built by ABG shipyard, Surat and was commissioned in October 2010.
It is equipped with state of the art pollution response and control equipment.
The ship is capable of unhindered oil recovery operations with storage capability of 502 KL.
According to the report, the special features in the ship include an Integrated Platform Management System, Power Management System, High Power External Fire Fighting System and one indigenous CRN 91 Gun mount along with fire control system.
The ship is designed to carry one twin engine ALH/Chetak helicopter, five high speed boats and four water scooters for SAR, Maritime law enforcement, EEZ surveillance and high speed interdictions, the report added. (ANI)