ICGS Vishwast and ICGS Rajkamal will participate in a marine exercise involving India, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Two Indian Coast Guard ships have arrived in the eastern Sri Lankan port of Trincomalee to participate in a three-nation marine exercise.

ICGS Vishwast and ICGS Rajkamal were welcomed in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.

The ships are in Sri Lanka to participate in a trilateral table top exercise involving India, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

ICGS Vishwast is an Offshore Patrol Vessel commanded by Inspector General J.K. Verghese. It is 94 metres long and has a displacement of 2,400 tonnes.

The ship’s complement consists of 102 personnel that include 10 officers, 2 trainee officers and 90 sailors.

ICGS Rajkamal is an Inshore Patrol Vessel commanded by Commandant H.J. Singh. It is 50.38 metres long and has a displacement of 356 tonnes.

The ship has 42 personnel that include 5 officers, a trainee officer and 36 sailors.