Visakhapatnam: ICGS Shaurya on a goodwill visit to Jakarta, Darwin
The voyage will enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of maritime search and rescue, maritime pollution response, anti-piracy, armed robbery and other arenas
Visakhapatnam: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is expanding its horizon and has deployed ICGS Shaurya (Offshore Patrol Vessel) from Coast Guard Eastern Seaboard on a goodwill visit to Jakarta (Indonesia), Darwin (Australia) and Singapore. The ship had commenced her voyage from Port Blair on November 12 and entered port of Jakarta on Sunday.
The deployment aims at capacity building through conduct of mutual exercises and professional interaction with maritime agencies of countries being visited. Further, the visit to Jakarta will enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of maritime search and rescue, maritime pollution response, anti-piracy, armed robbery and other arenas.
The ship on arrival at Jakarta was welcomed by a delegation consisting of senior officials from Bakamala (Badan Keamanan Laut Republik Indonesia), the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency and Indian Defence Attache. During the stay at Jakarta, the ship will have cross deck visit onboard ICGS Shaurya and Indonesian ships with joint exercises on pollution response, search and rescue and mock drill on visit board search and seizure (VBSS) is also planned during the ship's stay at Jakarta.
The ship will sail out from Jakarta on Wednesday to enter Darwin, Australia on November 26.