A ceremonial decommissioning of Indian Coast Guard ship Sucheta Kriplani was conducted with full military honour at sunset here on Friday.
Inspector General Mr KS Sheoran, coast guard commandeer, Eastern Sea Board and several officers, as well as the previous crew of the vessel, were present.
ICGS Sucheta Kriplani named after eminent freedom fighter was commissioned on 16th March 1998. During her lifespan, the ship sailed for 50,736 hours at sea and covered a total distance of 2,82,184.13 nautical miles.
She participated in various coast guard operations of search and rescue, anti poaching and security patrols.
The vessel saved 134 valuable lives and apprehended 16 fishing vessels for poaching in Indian waters during these operations.
The ceremony commenced with an impressive guard of honour and ended with the hauling down of the coast guard ensign for the last time at sunset along with the lowering of decommissioning pennant.
The ship has been flying the National Flag and coast guard ensign with great pride. A number of officers and sailors who had served on broad were present at the venue to bid a fond of farewell to this ship.
The commanding officer of this ship commandant Mr BN Mahato commanded the ceremonial parade and made final decommissioning report to the coast regional commandeer.