The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sajag arrived at Port Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Oman, on November 29, 2023, for a three-day visit. This visit is part of the ICG’s ongoing overseas deployment to West Asia, which aims to strengthen regional maritime cooperation and foster friendly relations.
During the three-day port call, the ICG and the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG) will engage in a series of professional interactions, including onboard training and lectures, Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) exercises, Maritime Search and Rescue (M-SAR) drills, cross-deck visits, joint yoga sessions, planning conferences, and table-top exercises for Marine Pollution Response (MPR). Additionally, the Commanding Officer of the ICGS Sajag will pay courtesy calls to various dignitaries and government officials in Oman.
The visit of the ICGS Sajag underscores India’s commitment to the maritime vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, known as “SAGAR – Security and Growth for All in the Region.” This vision emphasizes cooperation and collaboration among countries in the Indian Ocean region to ensure maritime security and promote economic growth.
The ICG’s overseas deployment to West Asia will also include port calls in Ad Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and Mina Rashid, UAE. These visits will further strengthen bilateral relationships with key maritime agencies in the region and enhance regional safety and security.