Indian warship, INS Kabra, an indigenous fast attack craft, docked at the Colombo port in a move aimed at fostering bilateral ties between India and Sri Lanka.
About INS Kabra
- It is a naval vessel named after an island of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago.
- It belongs to the Car Nicobar class of high-speed offshore patrol vessels are built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) for the Indian Navy.
- It was the eighth in a series of 10 Fast Attack Crafts.
- The vessels are designed as a cost-effective platform for patrol, anti-piracy and rescue operations in India's Exclusive Economic Zone.
- The class and its vessels are named for Indian islands. They are the first water jet propelled vessels of the Indian Navy.
- With a top speed of over 35 knots, and excellent manoeuvrability offered by her water-jet propulsion, the ship is ideally suited for high-speed interdiction of fast moving targets.
- It is with the latest regulations of the International Maritime Organisation on sea compliance pollution control.
Q1) What is the International Maritime Organisation?
It is a specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent pollution from ships. It is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping.