INS Sunayna Enters Durban, South Africa

INS Sunayna entered port of Durban, South Africa on 21 Aug 23.

The ship undertook passage exercise with South African Navy Ship SAS King Sekhukhune I off Durban. Post exchange of pleasantries at sea, the ship entered Durban harbour.

Further, the ship was received by Cdr Kenneth Singh officiating Flag Officer Commanding Naval Base Durban and HCI Pretoria Officials.

Noteworthy, the visit apart from commemorating 30 years of diplomatic partnership between India and South Africa is aimed at enhancing interoperability, jointness and mutual cooperation between both Indian Navy and South Africa Navy.

During the port call, the two navies will share best practices and experiences through professional interactions, subject matter expert exchanges and cross deck visits, additionally social interactions with senior military and civil dignitaries are also planned.


About INS Sunayna

INS Sunayna is 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.

General characteristics
Class and type Saryu-class patrol vessel
Tonnage 2,200 tonnes (2,200 long tons; 2,400 short tons)
Length 105 m (344 ft)
Propulsion Two KOEL/Pielstick Diesel engines
Speed 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement Eight officers and 108 sailors
  • 76-mm super rapid gun mount
  • close-in weapon system
  • Chaff launchers