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Ratha Yatra Security: Coast Guard ship Shaunak keeps close watch of Puri coast

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Puri: The Indian Coast Guards’ (CG) patrolling ship Shaunak has been deployed off the Odisha coast to keep a close watch on any terrorist activities on the sea during the Rath Yatra here.

According to sources, the vessel moved to Puri along with a chopper for patrolling despite of the cloudy weather. In view of possible terror strike during a religious event in a pilgrim town, where lakhs of devotees flock, the ship has been commissioned to foil any such incident.

Shaunak is patrolling everyday from Paradip to the Puri coast, said a senior official. The 105-meter-long patrol vessel built by the Goa Shipyard features a 30mm CRN naval gun, an integrated bridge system, an integrated machinery control system, a power management system and a high-power external firefighting system.

The ship can move with a speed of 48.15 km per hour. A total of 14 Coast Guard officers, 98 jawans and sailors are currently working in the vessel.

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