Commanded by Deputy Inspector General Sanatan Jena, the ship arrived in Singapore on Thursday.

Samudra Paheredar, with a complement of 10 officers and 91 sailors, would participate in a joint exercise and rescue and search operation with coast guards of host countries during its visits, said Jena.

Speaking during a reception on board the vessel for the Singapore Coast Guards, diplomats and members of the Indian community in Singapore, Jena said on Thursday night: "This is a platform for cross training, exchange of information and international cooperation through exercises."
Jena stressed the importance of cooperation and understanding with regional coast guards.

'Samudra Paheredar' will leave Singapore on 15th September, reaching Manila on 19th September and then would reach Yokohama on 28th September.

Its arrival in Yokohama in Japan will coincide with the 10th Heads of Asian coast guard agencies meeting being hosted by the Japanese city early in the month of October.

It will be in Da Nang from 9th October and return home on 20th October.

Samudra Paheredar left Port Blair on 8th September.

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