Coast Guard ship Varad , the eight in the Vikram Class Offshore patrol vessel, has been decommissioned here after being in service for 27 years.

The ship, built by Goa Shipyard Ltd, was commissioned in 1990, a Coast Guard release said.

During the decommissioning ceremony, presided by Coast Guard Commander (East) Rajan Bargotra at the Chennai Port Trust last night, a guard of honour was conducted and the Coast Guard ensign was hauled down from the ship.

Commanding Officer of the ship, Commandant Anwar Khan, presented the decommissioning report to Bargotra on the occasion, the release said.

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