Coast Guard Training Ship Varuna celebrates silver Jubilee
DIG TKS Chandran Commander Coast Guard District No 4 and a host of Navy and Coast Guard personnel were present on board when Coast Guard Ship ( CGS) Varuna celebrated 25 years of glorious service to the nation on 27 Feb 13. Commissioned on 27th February 1988 at Mumbai, the ship as the training ship of Indian Coast Guard has served as the Alma Mater to about 600 officers of the Indian Coast Guard. CGS Varuna has also taken part in several search and rescue missions and apprehension of contraband at sea.
DIG TKS Chandran (Right) releasing the Coffee Table book on the silver jubilee of the ship, in the presence of Commander KM Arun Kumar, Commanding Officer
The DIG also released a commemorative Coffee table book on the occasion. Visit to an orphanage by the families of the crew and the traditional cake cutting ceremony were the other highlights of the anniversary celebrations. Commander KM Arun Kumar commands the ship which is currently based at Kochi as part of First Training Squadron of the Indian Navy. The ship has a crew of 99 enrolled personnel and 11 officers and can train 24 officer cadets on board.