Indian Coast Guard ships Shaunak and Rajshree will visit Yangon, Myanmar from 14-18 January, 2018 for a goodwill visit.
ICGS Shaunak is an Offshore Patrol Vessel and was commissioned into Indian Coast Guard on 21 February, 2017.
The ship has a displacement of over 2400 tonnes, a length of 105 meters and is capable of doing speed in excess of 22 knots.
The OPV is designed to embark a twin engine light helicopter and is tasked for search and rescue, maritime law enforcement & patrol, and the ship also carries pollution response equipment to contain oil spill at sea.
The OPV was designed and built indigenously by M/s Goa Shipyard Limited, and is visiting Yangon in her very first year of service.
The Commanding Officer of ICGS Shaunak is DIG Tekur Sashi Kumar, TM who heads a crew of over 100 personnel, including officers and sailors.
ICGS Rajshree is an Inshore Patrol Vessel commissioned on 15 January, 2012 and constructed by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata.
The ship is commanded by Commandant Thiam Newton, who heads a crew of over 30 personnel.
Major activities during stay at Yangon include courtesy calls, interaction with personnel from the Myanmar Navy, visit to places of interest and friendly sports.
(Press release of India Embassy from KYI KHAING OO)