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SLNS Sagara
History
Sri Lanka
Builder: Hindustan Shipyard Limited
Launched: 1992
Commissioned: 2006
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 2006 and was handed over to the Sri Lanka Navy in 2015.[1]

Operations[edit]

Since 2006, SLNS Sagara was tasked with deep sea patrolling both within the Sri Lankan territorial waters and in international waters to curb ongoing arms smuggling by the LTTE during the Sri Lankan Civil War. In the later stages of the war 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.In August 2015 Sri Lanka acquired ship for permanent use.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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43 news items

 
The New Indian Express
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 22:56:15 -0800

The Lankan navy has, at present, three OPVs. “SLNS Sayura, which is the navy's flagship, was acquired from India on a soft loan. SLNS Sagara was a gift from India. The third OPV, SLNS Samudura, is a second hand one bought from the US,” Capt.Alavi said.

Ministry of Defence (press release)

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.

Hiru News

Hiru News
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:07:56 -0800

The 21st International Maritime Boundary Line meeting between Sri Lanka and India was held onboard the Sri Lanka Naval Ship Sagara at the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai on 06th July. The Sri Lankan delegation consisted of ...

Ministry of Defence (press release)

Ministry of Defence (press release)
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:18:45 -0700

SLNS Sagara is an Offshore Patrol Vessel made by India in 1992. The ship, which is 75m in length and 11m in width, was given by the Indian Government on a free dry lease agreement to the Sri Lanka Navy in 2006 in appreciation of the Sri Lanka Navy's ...

Ministry of Defence (press release)

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 ...

Colombo Page

Colombo Page
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:07:30 -0700

Visiting Australian naval ship HMAS Melbourne and Sri Lankan Navy ships SLNS Sagara and SLNS Samudura conducted a joint naval exercise on Wednesday in the seas off Colombo. The Australian naval ship HMAS Melbourne arrived at the Port of ...

Ministry of Defence (press release)

Ministry of Defence (press release)
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 17:18:50 -0800

During his visit to the naval dockyard, he boarded naval vessel SLNS Sagara for inspection. He also visited other facilities at the sprawling naval camp. The Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera presented the Minister a plaque as a ...

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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