Indian Coast GuardCommissioning of 
Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel 
ICGS Samrat



Indian Coast Guard Ship Samrat (CG 47), the Advanced Off Shore Patrol Vessel, second of its class has been indigenously designed and built by M/s Goa Shipyard Limited. The ship meaning “Emperor at seas” was commissioned by Sri AK Antony, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri on 21 Jan 2009 at Goa amidst gathering  of imminent personalities at Murmugoa Port Trust. Speaking on the occasion, Defence Minister praised Indian Coast Guard about its contribution towards maritime security and reiterated that the task of Coast Guard has increased many folds due to increase in threat perception, maritime traffic and terrorism activities at sea. He also mentioned that addition of Samrat in the flotilla of Coast Guard will strengthen the security efforts undertaken by Coast Guard.


ICGS Samrat is fitted with most advanced equipment with state of the art technology for man-machine interface to reduce manual handling of machineries and equipment. The special feature include an Integrated Bridge System (IBS), Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS), Power Management System (PMS), High Power External Fire Fighting System (ABS Fi-Fi Class-I), Voice Data Recorder and two indigenous 30 mm CRN 91 Gun Mounts along with fire control system. The ship is designed to carry one twin Engine ALH helicopter and five high speed boats for search & rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The Infrared system installed onboard enables ships crew to detect targets in night that will evade radar detection due to small size or higher sea state. This has given an additional upper edge over most of the ships designed for maritime security.


The ship is 105 mtrs long, draught 2300 tons and is propelled by 7710 KW twin diesel engines to a maximum speed of 25 knots. At economical speed, it has an endurance of 6500 nautical miles and can stay at sea for 25 days without any replenishment thus justifying its motto – “Poised to Perform”. The sustenance and reach coupled with most modern weapons, sensors and communication systems, provides her the capabilities of performing the role of command platform for the conduct of Coast Guard operations in high seas and near the coast. The ship is based at Mumbai under the administrative and operational control of Commander, Coast Guard Region (West) and is being deployed extensively in the western region for safety of nation’s maritime zones, offshore assets and enforcing Coast Guard charter. The ship will also represent the nation on various fronts during goodwill visits and joint exercises with our maritime neighbours. The ship is also equipped to undertake Search and Rescue, Anti-piracy operations, Pollution response, Anti poaching, Anti drug trafficking and disaster relief operations.


The ship’s compliment includes 10 officers and 98 men who are specialised in various streams for smooth running of the ship and undertaking tough challenges even in harsh sea conditions. DIG VD Chafekar, an experienced Dornier pilot has the honour of being the first Commanding Officer of the most sophisticated Coast Guard ship. The details of the ship are as follows:


Length Overall                                       105 m

Breadth                                                 12.9 m

Displacement (Full Load)                         2300 tons

Draught (Max)                                        4.5 m

Maximum Speed                                     25 knots

Propulsion 2 X diesel engines                   7710 KW each

Crew                                                      10 officers, 98 sailors


With the addition of ICGS Samrat, the Coast Guard fleet now comprises of 41 ships, 18 commissioned and 16 non-commissioned crafts and 45 aircrafts.  To undertake its vast charter including Search and Rescue,  Anti Piracy Operations, Pollution Response, Anti Poaching, Anti Drug Trafficking and Disaster Relief Operations, the Coast Guard continuous to remain steadfast to its motto “Vayam Rakshamah”.



Hon’ble RM inspecting the Guard of honour

Hon’ble RM with DG ICG


Hon’ble RM with Ship’s Company

© 2009 Indian Coast Guard, Ministry Of Defence, Government Of India
Coast Guard Headquarters, National Stadium Complex, New Delhi 1100 01

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