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Pollution Control Vessel - SAMUDRA PRAHARI

Ship is equipped with the most advanced pollution Response and Control equipment for mitigating oil spill in the Exclusive Economic Zone. In addition, this specialist PCV can perform activities like oil containment, recovery, oil separation and dispersion of pollutants. The availability of 02 rigid sweeping arms enables the containment of oil spill in motion as well. The 95 meter long ship with 4500 tones can achieve a maximum speed of 20.5 knots. The vessel is fitted with state of-the-art navigation and communication equipment. The basing of the Pollution Control Vessel at Porbandar is an imperative necessitated by its proximity to the oil bearing SLOCs and the fragile marine biodiversity. The Gulf of Kutch with its rich biodiversity, living resources, fisheries, coral reefs & mangrove vegetation, and swampy lands around the coast produces 71% of the nation’s common salt and consequent high vulnerability merits the positioning of the Pollution Response Vessel for prompt response to any oil spill contingencies. Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Pavak, the third and last in the series of three 95m Pollution Control Vessels (PCVs) was commissioned at Porbandar by Shri G Mohan Kumar, Defence Secretary on 14 Jan 16 in the presence of Vice Admiral HCS Bisht AVSM, Director General Indian Coast Guard, ADG SPS Basra YSM, PTM, TM, Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard), Mr. Rishi Agarwal, CMD ABG Shipyard and other senior dignitaries of the Central and State Government. ‘Samudra Pavak' meaning ‘Pure’ is a projection of Indian Coast Guard’s will and commitment “To serve and protect” the maritime interest of the nation. The ship, on joining the Coast Guard Fleet will be based at Porbandar. She will be deployed extensively for EEZ surveillance and other duties as enshrined in the Coast Guard Charter. The vessel will strengthen the security umbrella over 1600 km long coast of Gujarat. Presently, Indian Coast Guard has a Fleet of 118 Ships. Further 73 Ships are at various stages of construction at different Indian shipyards. The commissioning of this vessel and other platforms will add additional punch to the Indian Coast Guard which will emerge as a stronger and more potent force, to address the emerging security challenges in our maritime boundaries in addition to securing the marine environment against oil pollution. ICGS Samudra Pavak is manned by a complement of 11 Officers and 100 men and commanded by Deputy Inspector General Satish Kumar, TM under the overall command and control of Commander, Regional Headquarters (North West). SAMUDRA PRAHARI - SAMUDRA PAHEREDAR -
Ship List
# Name Builder Laid
Launch Comm Decomm Notes
Total no. in service 03
Make Indian built
Displacement (in tonnes) Light 3196, Deep 3946
Dimensions (LOAxBxD) 94 x 15.5 x 4.5 m
Flight Deck Integral Helo
Main Machinery 2 Diesel, 3000 KW each (Bergen B32, 40 L6P) & 883 KW UlsteinAquamaster bow thruster
Speed (knots) 20 (Ship is capable of cruising at 0.2 Kn speed during oil skimming mode with bowthruster)
Range (n miles) 6,000 at 14 Kn
Complement (crew) 112 (including 12 officers)

Pollution Control Vessel - SAMUDRA PRAHARI

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