INS Sunayna, an offshore patrol vessel of the Indian Navy based at Kochi under the Southern Naval Command, successfully completed its anti-piracy deployment within the Gulf of Aden and returned to Kochi on May 21.
The ship sustained the last 80 days of the mission-based deployment without entering any port. it had been fuelled and resupplied by tankers of the Indian Navy and USN.
On Friday, INS Sunayna was received by senior officers of the SNC who welcomed the crew back home and congratulated them on sustained deployment stumped , which speaks highly of the proficiency and morale of the crew.
INS Sunayna is that the second Saryu-class patrol vessel of the Indian Navy, designed and constructed indigenously by the Goa Shipyard Limited.
It is designed to undertake fleet support operations, coastal and offshore patrolling, ocean surveillance and monitoring of sea lines of communications and offshore assets and escort duties.
Earlier, in June 2018, INS Sunayna was deployed as a part of Operation Nistar, a HADR mission to evacuate Indian nationals from cyclone-hit Socotra island.