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Indian Coast Guard ship makes port call to Vietnam

Indian Coast Guard ship makes port call to Vietnam

Monday, April 01, 2019, 16:00 GMT+7
Indian Coast Guard ship makes port call to Vietnam
The Indian Coast Guard’s VIJIT ship arrived at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang at 8:30 am on April 1, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

An Indian Coast Guard ship has arrived in Vietnam for a four-day visit, with a major activity being a search and rescue exercise jointly carried out with local coast guard forces.

The VIJIT ship sailed into Tien Sa Port in central Da Nang on Monday, beginning a port call that lasts until Thursday.

This visit is meant to foster the ties between the Indian Coast Guard and the Vietnam Coast Guard.

It is the fourth time that an Indian Coast Guard vessel has been to Da Nang so far.

The captain and crew of the VIJIT will meet with Da Nang People’s Committee officials, the Command of the Vietnam Coast Guard, and the Command of the 5th Military Zone, while practicing on nautical charts and playing sports with Vietnam Coast Guard officers.

One important activity will be a joint search and rescue exercise carried out at sea by the Indian ship and the Vietnam Coast Guard.

The VIJIT is 93.89 meters long and 12.6 meters wide. It has a 4.5-meter waterline and weighs 2,393.6 metric tons.

Captained by Commandant T. Ashish, the ship has a crew of 95 members.   

In 2018, the Vietnam Coast Guard’s CSB 8001 vessel visited Chennai, India.

That was the first time a Vietnam Coast Guard asset had ever gone on a journey outside its immediate neighborhood.

The Indian Coast Guard’s VIJIT ship is on a four-day visit to Da Nang, from April 1 to 4, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

The Indian Coast Guard’s VIJIT ship is on a four-day visit to Da Nang, from April 1 to 4, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

The command area of the Indian Coast Guard’s VIJIT ship. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

The command area of the Indian Coast Guard’s VIJIT ship. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A Vietnam Coast Guard official (R) gives flowers to a VIJIT crew member at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang, April 1, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A Vietnam Coast Guard official (R) gives flowers to a VIJIT official at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang, April 1, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

The Indian Coast Guard’s VIJIT ship is seen docked at Tien Sa Port, Dang Nang, April 1, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

The Indian Coast Guard’s VIJIT ship is seen at Tien Sa Port, Dang Nang, April 1, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Crew members stand next to a speedboat aboard the Indian Coast Guard’s VIJIT ship at Tien Sa Port, Da Nang, April 1, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Crew members stand next to a speedboat aboard the Indian Coast Guard’s VIJIT ship at Tien Sa Port, Da Nang, April 1, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Commandant T. Ashish, captain of the VIJIT, answers questions during a press conference on board the Indian Coast Guard ship at Tien Sa Port, Da Nang , April 1, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Commandant T. Ashish, captain of the VIJIT, answers questions during a press conference on board the Indian Coast Guard ship at Tien Sa Port, Da Nang, April 1, 2019. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

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