Indian Indian coast guard SAMRAT at its first visit to Vietnam in 2012 (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) - The Indian coast guard ship SAMRAT, with 20 officers and 120 sailors aboard, docked at Tien Sa port in the central city of Da Nang on October 23.

The SAMRAT is 105 metres in length and 12.9 metres in width, with a loading capacity of 2,577 DWTs.

During their five-day stay, the Indian guests will visit the High Commands of the Military Zone 5 and Vietnam Marine Police Department.

They will also have a working session with the High Command of Marine Police Zone 2 and take part in drills and sport events with officers and soldiers in the zone.

The visit demonstrates solidarity and friendship between the people and armed forces of the two nations, creating an opportunity for soldiers from both sides to exchange experience and boost mutual understanding.

This is the second visit to Vietnam by SAMRAT and the fourth by the Indian Coast Guard’s vessels. In recent years, the Vietnam Marine Police Department and the Indian Coast Guard have closely worked together in improving law enforcement at sea.-VNA