The Indian Coast Guard has launched a new patrol vessel named after
Meera Ben, a foreigner who voluntarily adopted a life dedicated to Gandhian values.
The vessel, to be stationed at Gujarat's Okha Port, will enhance the Coast Guard's efficiency in combating piracy, apprehending drug traffickers and preventing infiltration of insurgents, district operations and plans officer B K Singh said here today. With the new addition, the Coast Guard's fleet in Gujarat is now 17 ships and a craft.
Source: Bureau Report