After 21 years of service, Raziya Sultana Ship Decommissioned

Raziya Sultana Ship
Raziya Sultana Ship

New Delhi: After 21 years of service, Indian Coast Guard Ship Raziya Sultana was decommissioned in a traditional military ceremony at Paradip Port in Odisha yesterday.

ICGS Raziya Sultana, synonymous with Raziya Sultana reigned the seas for the last 21 years and is named as the ‘Sultan’ of the Indian Coast Guard. The ship has glorified the name in Indian and foreign shores and has been the last of its kind in the fleet of Indian Coast Guard.

During the ceremony, an impressive Guard of Honour was paraded and with sunset the Coast Guard Ensign was hauled down on the ship for the last time. Soon after ‘Decommissioning Pennant’ which is equal to the lenghth of the ship was lowered. The ship has been flying the National Flag and Coast Guard Ensign with great pride and honour during her illustrious career spanning over 21 years of commission.

Commander Coast Guard District Odisha while addressing the crew and CG paternity present in the ceremony, highlighted the contributions made by this vessel in region and commended the ship and all her crew for the yeoman service they have put in for last 21 years for the organization.

RAZIYA SULTANA (IMO: 9089035) was a Patrol Vessel registered and sailing under the flag of India. Her gross tonnage is 306 and deadweight is 50. RAZIYA SULTANA was built in 1992. RAZIYA SULTANA length overall (LOA) is 45.99 m, beam is 0 m. Her container capacity is 0 TEU. The ship was operated by INDIA GOVT COAST GUARD.

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