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SLNS Sagara
Career (SLN)
Builder: Hindustan Shipyard Limited
Launched: 1992
Commissioned: 2007
Homeport: SLN Dockyard, Trincomalee
Fate: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Vikram class
Displacement: 1,220 long tons (1,240 t)
Length: 74.1 m (243 ft 1 in)
Beam: 11.4 m (37 ft 5 in)
Draught: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: 2 × diesel engines, 6,200 hp (4.6 MW) sustained, 2 shafts and cp props.
Speed: 22 kn (41 km/h)
Range: cruise 16 kn (30 km/h)
Endurance: 8,500 nmi (15,700 km)
Complement: 11 officers, 89 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Two Decca 1226 - I band
Armament: 1x 30 mm automatic 2A4Z cannon in place of the Bofors 40 mm/60 gun; 2x 7.62 mm machine guns, additional weapon systems added
Aircraft carried: 1 HAL Chetak

SLNS Sagara (Sagara meaning: Sea) is an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy. It was formerly the CGS Varaha (41), a Vikram-class offshore patrol vessel of the Indian Coast Guard, leased to Sri Lanka in 2007.


Sagara is tasked with deep sea patrolling both within the Sri Lankan territorial waters and in international waters to curb ongoing arms smuggling by the LTTE. In recent months after undergoing a major refit in India, Sagara, along with other OPVs of the Sri Lankan Navy, has been able to successfully intercept several ships smuggling arms for the LTTE. In all these cases the ships were sunk when they attacked the naval vessels with mortars.

CGS Varaha[edit]

Commissioned on 11 March 1992, CGS Varaha (41) served with the Indian Coast Guard until she was leased to Sri Lanka.

External links[edit]

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Ministry of Defence (press release)
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:26:15 -0700

The 24th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between the Sri Lanka Navy and the Indian Navy / Coast Guard was held onboard SLNS Sagara at the Indo- Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai on 16th October 2014.
Ministry of Defence (press release)
Sun, 29 Apr 2012 03:41:15 -0700

Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Sagara, which took part in the coastguard exercise "DOSTI - XI" held in the seas off Male from 23rd to 27th April 2012, returned on 29th April 2012 concluding a successful voyage. The 5-day exercise was ...


Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:33:45 -0800

CGS Varaha was operated as SLNS Sagara in Sri Lanka and CGS Vigraha renamed SLNS Sayurula. Varaha, was handed over to the Lankans, not in Chennai where the ship was actually based, but in Visakhapatnam, away from the media and public glare ...

Ministry of Defence (press release)

Ministry of Defence (press release)
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:22:30 -0700

SLN's Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) SLNS 'Samudura' and SLNS 'Sagara', Fast Missile Vessels (FMVs) SLNS 'Suranimala' and SLNS 'Nandimithra', Landing Ship Tank (LST) SLNS 'Shakthi, SLNS 'Ranawickrama', SLNS 'Ranajaya' and SLNS 'Weeraya' ...

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Ministry of Defence (press release)
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:15:00 -0700

SLN's Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) SLNS 'Samudura' and SLNS 'Sagara', Fast Missile Vessels (FMVs) SLNS 'Suranimala' and SLNS 'Nandimithra', Landing Ship Tank (LST) SLNS 'Shakthi, SLNS ' Ranawickrama', SLNS 'Ranajaya' and SLNS 'Weeraya' ...

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Ministry of Defence (press release)
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:45:00 -0800

Sri Lanka Navy's offshore patrol vessel SLNS Sagara is taking part in the maneuvers while Indian Navy's frigate, INS Teg and 02 FACs along with a Chetak helicopter are scheduled to take part in the exercise states the Navy media. The 05-day exercise is ...
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Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:34:04 -0700

The current SLN OPV fleet comprises SLNS Sayura (acquired from India), SLNS Sagara (India), SLNS Samudura (US), SLNS Nandimithra (Israel), SLNS Suranimala (Israel) and SLNS Jayasagara (Colombo Dockyard Limited). Except for SLNS Jayasagara, ...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 01:46:30 -0700

Sri Lankan Navy's offshore patrol vessel SLNS Sagara has set sailed to take part in the war games. This is the first time that Lankan coast guards are taking part in such a joint exercise. "The exercise will focus on Maritime Search and Rescue, Marine ...

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