The Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Prahari, a specialized Pollution-Control Vessel, arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of India’s ASEAN initiatives for Marine Pollution Response. This visit highlights India’s expertise and collaborative efforts in addressing regional maritime challenges, particularly those related to marine pollution threats. The vessel, equipped with a Chetak Helicopter in Pollution Response configuration, demonstrates India’s commitment to enhancing pollution response capabilities in the region.
As part of an overseas exchange program, the ship has 13 National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets on board who will participate in the “Puneet Sagar Abhiyan,” a program focused on beach cleanups and similar activities. This program aims to foster collaboration with partner nations and give the Abhiyan an international reach.
During its stay in Jakarta, the ship will engage in professional exchanges, cross-deck visits, tabletop exercises, Pollution Response demonstrations, joint yoga sessions, joint exercises, and official and social engagements with the Indonesia Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMAL). This visit is an outcome of India’s ASEAN initiatives and aligns with India’s visionary approach of “SAGAR – Security and Growth for All in the Region,” as outlined by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.