The Indian Coast Guard ship Sarang docked at Nha Rong Wharf in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday for a five-day goodwill visit to Vietnam.
The ship’s 140 crew members led by Senior Colonel Naresh Kaul, are scheduled to pay courtesy visits to the city authorities and Vietnam Coast Guard’s High Command,visit some popular spots and take part in exchange sports games with the 3rd Regional Coast Guard based in the beach resort town of Vung Tau.
The Indian and Vietnamese coast guard officers will engage in joint search and rescue exercise at sea in Vung Tau.
Sarang, an advanced offshore patrol vessel, is 102 meters long with a displacement of 2,000 tonnes, carrying two high-speed boats and one Chetak helicopter.
The vessel is intended for offshore patrol duties, rescue missions and international cooperation.