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28th March, 2024 Security


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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited Indian Coast Guard ship Samudra Paheredar, which is in Manila Bay in the Philippines as part of an overseas deployment to the ASEAN countries.


ICGS Samudra Paheredar

  • ICGS Samudra Paheredar is an Indian Pollution Control Vessel (PCV).
  • The ship was commissioned by then Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma in July 2012 in Gujarat.
  • The vessel takes care of the east coast of India and can go up to a speed of 21 knots.
  • It is the second pollution control vessel of India (first being ICGS Samudra Prahari) and was built by ABG Ship Yard Pvt. Ltd.
  • Samudra Paheredar is equipped with specialised marine pollution control equipment and a Chetak Helicopter in Pollution Response configuration to contain and recover spilled oil.

The News

  • Indian Coast Guard ship Samudra Paheredar, a specialized Pollution Control Vessel, arrived at Manila Bay, Philippines on 25 March 2024 on a three-day visit.
  • The visit of specialized Pollution Control Vessels is part of a broader initiative aimed at demonstration of ICG Marine Pollution Response capabilities and shared concern & resolve towards Marine Pollution in the ASEAN region, besides bolstering bilateral cooperation with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).
  • The ICG ship is on an overseas deployment to ASEAN countries namely the Philippines, Vietnam, and Brunei from 25 March to 12 April 2024.
  • The deployment is the third in a row by the Indian Coast Guard to ASEAN countries.
  • Earlier in the year 2023, ICG Pollution Control Vessels visited Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia as part of the initiative.


  • Samudra Paheredar has successfully undertaken various Coast Guard operations, including Pollution Response, IMBL/EEZ surveillance, counter-transnational crimes, and Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR).


“Samudra Paheredar” is often mentioned in news , is associated with which of the following?

  1. Anti Piracy Vessel
  2. Pollution Control Vessel
  3. Training Vessel
  4. War Vessel

Answer B