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Patrol vessel joins Coast Guard Eastern region

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Offshore patrol vessel Shaunak has joined the Eastern Region fleet, the Coast Guard said on Sunday. The 105-metre long vessel can travel upto a speed of 23 knots per hour. It is commanded by Deputy Inspector General T Shashi Kumar and manned by 14 officers. The induction of the vessel in Coast Guard Eastern region would give a fillip to the maritime protection in the Eastern coast, particularly to states like Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, a release said.–PTI