Decommissioning of ICGS Sangram

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Goa: ICGS Sangram, one of the oldest AOPV of Indian Coast Guard was decommissioned on 08 Nov 23 Wednesday after a prestigious service to the country for 26 years.
The ship commanded by DIG Vijay Singh, TM was decommissioned at a sunset ceremony held at Mole Berth, MPA, Goa.
Inspector General AK Harbola, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (NW), who had helmed the ship from 2013 to 2014, was the Chief Guest for the ceremony.
A memorabilia showcasing ships timeline and various achievements over the year was also displayed during the ceremony which was witnessed by all Senior Officers, veterans and civil dignitaries.
ICGS Sangram was commissioned on 29 Mar 1997 at Goa by Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, the then Chief of Naval Staff and was based at Mumbai under the operational command of the Commander Coast Guard Region (West). During her service, She participated in numerous operations including Anti-poaching, Search and Rescue and Medical Evacuation. She was rebased at Goa in 2021 under administrative control of District Headquarter No-11.
Sangram meaning ‘Battle’ is a projection of Indian Coast Guard will and commitment to protect the interest of nation in Maritime Zones of India. Sangram is 101 Mtrs long and draws 1888 tons, the ship sailed for more than 3000 days covering all Maritime Zones of India.
During the ceremony an impressive Guard of Honour was paraded and Coast Guard Ensign was hauled down from the ship for the last time. Soon after the decommissioning pendant which is equal to the length of the ship was lowered. The previous Commanding Officers along with a number of Officer’s and EPs who have served onboard were present for the event. The Commanding Officer DIG Vijay Singh, TM made the report for decommissioning to the Chief Guest, IG AK Harbola, TM.
The Chief Guest, IG AK Harbola, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (NW) while addressing the gathering highlighted the contribution of the ship for the Indian Coast Guard and the nation. He also shared various memories of his tenure onboard.

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