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* Indian Coast Guard ships arrive in Sri Lanka to participate in trilateral exercise
Thu, Dec 19, 2013, 12:22 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 18, Trincomalee: Two Indian Coast Guard ships arrived at Sri Lanka's Trincomalee Port today, December 18, to participate in a trilateral exercise.

Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions welcomed the Indian Coast Guard ships, "Vishwast" and "Rajkamal" on arrival at the Trincomalee Port.

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 JK Verghese. The OPV is 94 meters in length and has a displacement of 2,400 tons. The ship's complement consists of 102 personnel that include 10 officers, 2 under trainee officers and 90 sailors.

ICGS Rajkamal is an Inshore Patrol Vessel commanded by Commandant HJ Singh. The IPV is 50.38 meters in length and has a displacement of 356 tons. The ship's complement consists of 42 personnel that include 5 officers, one under trainee officer and 36 sailors.

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