‘Vijit’ Becomes The 1st Indian Coast Guard Ship To Visit Indonesia

INDONESIA

Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Vijit’ became the first-ever Coast Guard ship to visit Sabang, Indonesia.

During its maiden voyage from March 17 to 20, officers and crew of Vijit will hold interaction with officials of Bakamla (Indonesian Coast Guard), Indonesian Armed Forces and the civil administration at Sabang, Indian embassy in Jakarta.

This visit of the coast guard ship follows from the first-ever-visit of Naval Ship INS Sumitra to Sabang in July 2018.

Vijit’s visit also highlights strengthening cooperation in the area of maritime security and safety between New Delhi and Jakarta.

‘Vijit’ meaning “Winner or Victorious” is the testimony of India’s shipbuilding capabilities and the resolve of Govt of India to safeguard country’s maritime interests,” Indian embassy.

It further stated, “The ship’s complement includes a team of 15 Officers and 90 men who are highly motivated and fully trained to excel at all tasks with alacrity and elan in keeping with Coast Guard’s motto ‘Vayam Rakshamah’.”

 

The ship is also fitted with advanced Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) making it a very versatile platform to carry out Search and Rescue operations in Indian Search and Rescue Region (ISRR) besides carrying out other tasks as mandated in CG Charter.