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Indian Coast Guard Vessel Samudra Paheredar makes a port call at Muara, Brunei

April 9, 2024 Photo(s): By PIB
Indian Coast Guard Vessel Samudra Pehredar made port call at Maura Brueni, showcasing ICG unwavering commitment to combat marine pollution & safer maritime future.

Indian Coast Guard's Pollution Control Vessel (PCV) Samudra Paheredar made a port call at Muara, Brunei on April 9, 2024, as part of its ongoing overseas deployment to ASEAN countries. The visit of ICG specialised vessel to ASEAN countries is in pursuance of India ASEAN Initiative for Marine Pollution, as announced by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the year 2022 in Cambodia during the ASEAN Defence Minister Plus Meeting.

During the three-day visit, the crew of ICGS Samudra Paheredar will engage in professional interactions focusing on Marine Pollution Response (MPR), Maritime Search and Rescue (M-SAR), and Maritime Law Enforcement. Activities include cross-deck training, Subject Matter Expert Exchanges, and sports events with Brunei Maritime Agencies.

The visit aims not only to strengthen ties between the Indian Coast Guard and their Brunei counterparts but also to showcase India's shipbuilding capabilities, supporting the concept of "Aatamnirbhar Bharat" and "Make in India". Additionally, 25 National Cadet Corps (NCC) aboard ICGS Samudra Paheredar will participate in Beach Cleanup activities in collaboration with local youth organizations, contributing to the Government's initiative "Puneet Sagar Abhiyan".

From Vietnam to Philippines now Brunei, ICG ship is making waves for a cleaner ocean.

This overseas deployment is a testimony to the Indian Coast Guard's commitment to bolster bilateral relationships and enhance international cooperation with Foreign Friendly Countries (FFCs). Before Muara, ICGS Samudra Paheredar visited Vietnam and the Philippines, demonstrating a seamless continuation of diplomatic maritime engagements in the ASEAN region.

ICGS Samudra Paheredar's deployment to the ASEAN region reflects India's shared concern and resolve towards Marine Pollution, promoting maritime safety and security through maritime cooperation, aligned with India's maritime vision encapsulated in SAGAR - Security and Growth for All in the Region, Act East Policy and Indo Pacific Vision.