Two Indian Coast Guard ships, “Vishwast” and “Rajkamal” arrived at the Port of Trincomalee on 18th December 2013. They were welcomed in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.
ICGS Vishwast is an Offshore Patrol Vessel commanded by Inspector General JK Verghese. The OPV is 94 meters in length and has a displacement of 2,400 tons. The ship’s complement consists of 102 personnel that include 10 officers, 2 under trainee officers and 90 sailors.
ICGS Rajkamal is an Inshore Patrol Vessel commanded by Commandant HJ Singh. The IPV is 50.38 meters and has a displacement of 356 tons. The ship’s complement consists of 42 personnel that include 5 officers, 1 under trainee officer and 36 sailors.
The ships are in Sri Lanka to participate in a trilateral table top exercise involving India, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Press Release, December 19, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy