ICGS Samarth

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ICGS Samarth patrolling in the Arabian Sea
History
Indian Coast Guard Logo.svgIndia
NameSamarth
Namesake'Capable'
OwnerIndian Coast Guard
BuilderGoa Shipyard Limited
Acquired30 October 2015
Commissioned10 November 2015
Statusin active service
General characteristics
Class and typeSamarth-class offshore patrol vessel
Displacement2,450 tonnes (2,700 short tons)[1]
Length105 m (344 ft)
Propulsion2 X diesel engines 9,100 kW (12,200 hp) each
SpeedIn excess of 23 kn (43 km/h; 26 mph)
Endurance6,000 nmi (11,000 km)
Complement98(14 Officers)[1]
Aircraft carried

ICGS Samarth is the Indian Coast Guard's latest and largest Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV). Samarth is first in the series of six 105m offshore patrol vessels and has been built by Goa Shipyard Limited. The vessel was commissioned to coast guard service on 10 November 2015 by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Samarth is based in Goa and will be extensively used for Exclusive Economic Zone and other duties as it is set to be exploited extensively on the Western Seaboard. The vessel will be under the command of a Deputy Inspector-General.[2]

In 2018 ICGS Samarth and ICGS Shoor, along with Indian Navy vessels, took part in an operation to seize a UAE princess, with controversy as to whether this was a hostage rescue or, in cooperation with the UAE, thwarting an attempt by the princess to escape the UAE.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Largest CG offshore patrol vessel commissioned". Daily Excelsior. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  2. ^ "ICGS Samarth commissioned; to boost Goa coastal security". Business Standard. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  3. ^ Chaudhry, Gargi (30 March 2018). "'Kidnapped' Dubai Princess returns safely to UAE with India's help". Deccan Chronicle.
  4. ^ "Former spy wants FBI to investigate raid to snatch Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa". mid-day. 10 April 2018.