Urja Pravaha: New ship inducted into Indian Coast Guard, will boost maritime operations

Kochi (Kerala):

Urja Pravaha an auxiliary barge of the Indian Coast Guard, has been inducted into service at Bharuch in Gujarat. The ship will be under the operational command of Coast Guard District Headquarters-4 (Kerala and Mahe).

Urja Pravaha arrived in Kochi on Friday to join auxiliary barge Urja Shrota, which has been based here since 2017.

According to a press release of the Indian Coast Guard, Urja Pravaha will boost the logistics support for Indian Coast Guard ships deployed at far-flung areas in the Maritime Operational area including EEZ apart from Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands.

The auxiliary barge Urja Pravaha is 36 meters long and is designed to carry cargo ship fuel, aviation fuel and fresh water.

“The induction of the ship Urja Pravaha into the Indian Coast Guard at Kochi will definitely optimise the Indian Coast Guard’s operational capability at sea,” the Indian Coast Guard statement read.

A welcome ceremony was held at the Indian Coast Guard jetty at Fort Kochi on the arrival of the auxiliary barge Urja Pravaha on Friday.

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