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Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Ankit Kumar 001, Oct 17, 2016.

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How satisfied you are with the CoastGuard Build-up?

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  4. I am not satisfied.[Do express your reasons for any of your choice. ]

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  1. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Yes, this would be a good idea if they are for land based duties only ie shore defence as the present setup is that shore-based coastal security is the responsibility of state police forces and we all know this is flawed as they don't have the inclination to devout many resources to coastal security.

    As long as the proposed central coastal security force remains 100% land based with only short legged assets (nothing larger than a FIC) then I have no problem with the idea and think it's a fine idea. There are obviously gaps int the current setup, a nodal agency for shore based coastal seucirty would be good and could even reduce the pressure on the ICG and IN.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Light helicopters for Observation and SAR , RHIBs, Search and Rescue boats , etc is all [if they are formed] they will have.

    There is another role , Harbour/Port Security. Its not uniform throughout India. We need to assign this task to a single agency, either CISF or this upcoming force.
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    I hope that given this is one of the few opportunites in the recent past to raise a new force from scratch that the MHA/GoI does it properly from the outset and provides them with cutting edge equipment and training from day one instead of getting bits and peices from other CAPFs.

    Of course, pigs are more likely to fly than this come to be but a guy can dream...


    I think CISF is more suited for this role, they are building up immense expertise in securing strategically sensitive infrastructure sites and multi-billion dollar facilities and I'd say they are the top agency for carrying out audits of premisies in India (in fact CISF does offer this service to the private sector).

    I agree that a blanket policy should come out and CISF should be deployed to all ports not just a few as they currently are.
     
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    L&T class OPV for ICG

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    Deliveries of 7 ships to start by mid next year, at 6 month intervals.
     
  5. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Expect the delivery to happen somewhere in April-May next year.

    The US Coast Guard did adopt a stealthy looking design for its Legend Class Cutters, I wonder why are we not doing the same ?
     
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    NSC are capable of being upgraded to light frigate standard if needed. Even the older Hamilton class can be upgraded to do combat duties

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    As for us, I say we should start with Saryu class OPVs.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    ICGS Shaurya OPV commissioned

    Indian Coast Guard ship “Shaurya”, the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), was on Saturday commissioned in Goa by Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.
    The OPV, which draws 2,350 tonne and is propelled by 9100 kilowatt diesel engine, has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Ltd and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries.
    “The features include 30mm CRN 91 Naval Gun, integrated bridge system, integrated machinery control system, power management system and high-power external fire fighting system,” a statement issued from the Indian Coast Guard said.
    “The ship is designed to carry one twin engine light helicopter and five high-speed boats, including two quick reaction inflatable boats for swift boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The ship is also capable of carrying pollution response equipment to contain oil spill at sea,” the statement said.
    The ship will be based at Chennai and operate under the operational and administrative control of Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and will be deployed extensively for Exclusive Economic Zone surveillance, apart from safeguarding India’s maritime interests.
    Presently, the Indian Coast Guard has a fleet of 129 ships and boats, and 72 ships and boats are at various stages of construction at different shipyards in India.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/indian-coast-guard-ship-shaurya-commissioned-in-goa-4794458/
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    L&T delivers 2 interceptor ships to Indian Coast Guard

    Larsen & Toubro's (L&T) defence division delivered another two high speed ships to the Indian Coast Guard seven months ahead of schedule. This is part of the two contracts being executed by the company for design and construction of 54 interceptors to Indian Coast Guard.

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18, JD Patil, Senior VP and Head-Defence & Aerospace at Larsen & Toubro spoke at length about the contract being executed.

    There are 54 on orders; 34 of them are delivered, so we still have 20 more to go, he said.

    He further said that based on the current rate of delivery we should be out in exactly ten more quarters.

    On offshore petrol vessel front, he said its progressing well and will be in a position to launch the first ship sometime in September.

    http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/bu...ptor-ships-to-indian-coast-guard-2363685.html
     
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    In a few years time our coast guard alone will have more ships & vessels than the entire Pakistan Navy.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    It already has.

    In few years, it will go ahead in total tonnage also.
     
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    Coast Guard Training Ship ICGS VARUNA Decommissioned

    The Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, which was part of the First Training Squadron of the Navy, was decommissioned with full armed forces honours at a ceremony held at the south jetty of the Southern Naval Command here on Wednesday.

    The ship had an illustrious service spanning about 30 years. Inspector General K.R. Nautiyal, Commander of the Coast Guard Region (West), presided over the traditional ceremony.

    Mr. Nautiyal highlighted the contributions of the ship to the training of officer trainees of the Coast Guard and the Navy and commended the ship’s company for the yeomen service rendered for the past 30 years.

    During the ceremony, an impressive guard of honour was paraded and with sunset the ‘Coast Guard Ensign’ was hauled down on the ship for the last time. Soon after, as is the tradition when a ship is decommissioned, the ‘Decommissioning Pennant’ which is equal to the length of the ship, was lowered. The Commanding Officer of the ship DIG Rajesh Mittal commanded the ceremonial parade and made the final decommissioning report to the Commander, Coast Guard Region (West).

    ICGS Varuna was the fourth of in its class of offshore patrol vessels built by the Mumbai-based Mazagon Dock. The ship had numerous operational achievements to its credit, including a record number of apprehension of smugglers with gold worth crores of rupees during the late 1980s. A cadet training ship for the past 10 years, it has now been replaced by ICGS Sarathi in the First Training Squadron of the Indian Navy.[​IMG]
     
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    GSL fulfils order for 6 Coast Guard ships
    Panaji: Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has made history in Indian defence shipbuilding, delivering the last of six offshore patrol vessels (OPV) to the Indian Coast Guard ahead of the time stipulated by the contract. GSL has already commenced work on the follow-on order for five more offshore patrol vessels, which chairman and managing director Shekhar Mital has promised to deliver ahead of schedule.The January 2012 contract, valued at Rs 1,800 crore for the first six OPVs, has enabled GSL to increase the indigenisation content in the Coast Guard vessels. GSL will now shift its focus to the follow-on order for five coast guard OPVs that will be fitted with technologically advanced machinery and computerized controls systems, making them the most advanced warships in service with the Coast Guard when commissioned. The Coast Guard inked the Rs 1,900 crore contract for five additional OPVs with GSL in August last year. The 2,400-tonne vessels will be equipped with additional features like quick response boats for rescue and anti-piracy, gunnery simulators and many more aspects, while the hull will be designed with fuel efficiency and crew comfort in mind.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com...-6-coast-guard-ships/articleshow/61513065.cms

    PLEASE NOTE: that the front line ship Chinese F-22P or Zulfiquar-class frigate has a Displacement: 2,500 tonnes (standard) and 3,144 tonnes (full load) :surrender:
     
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    GSL lays keel of second coast guard offshore patrol vessel
    The vessels for the Indian Coast Guard are based on in-house design of GSL

    GN Bureau | October 13, 2017


    #PSU #GSL #coast guard #patrol vessel
    The keel of the second coast guard offshore patrol vessel (CGOPV) of the new 5 CGOPVs project was laid at the Goa Shipyard Limited.

    The contract for 5 CGOPVs was signed by GSL with ministry of defence on August 26, 2016 and commencement of production of the first vessel was started within three months with formal steel cutting.

    “The yard is already in the process of executing 6 CGOPVs project. The next project of 5 OPVs will be built in a reduced build period of less than three years each. Four GSL built vessels, including two export orders were commissioned in August last,” said GSL, CMD, Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital.

    The vessels for the ICG are based on in-house design of GSL and will be fitted with modern and technologically advanced machinery and computerised controls systems, making them the most advanced patrol vessels in service with the ICG on delivery.

    The 2,400 tonnes vessels will be equipped with additional features like quick response boats for rescue and anti-piracy, gunnery simulators and many more advanced features.

    These vessels for the ICG are based on in-house design of Goa Shipyard Ltd. When commissioned, they will be the most advanced patrol vessels in service with the Coast Guard.

    http://www.governancenow.com/news/psu/gsl-lays-keel-of-second-coast-guard-offshore-patrol-vessel

    Damn GSL is working fast on the second order of 5 OPV's:punjabi:
     
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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/when-protectors-turned-attackers/article20553171.ece

    Ramanathapuram, November 18, 2017 23:33 IST
    Updated: November 19, 2017 07:41 IST

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    Alternative livlihood: The Rameswaram fishermen are enthused by the deep sea fishing scheme that Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently unveiled with attractive subsidies. File | Photo Credit: L. Balachandar


    The recent shooting of Rameswaram fishermen by Coast Guard has had a chilling effect on the community, triggering apprehensions about the security agency

    For the doughty fishermen of Rameswaram island, the blue seas beckon no more. The recent ‘firing’ by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is a case of the fence eating the crops, they feel.

    They will now set out to the sea, because fishing puts food on their table, but they will sail with more trepidation because they fear the onslaught of not just the Sri Lankan navy, but of forces they thought were their “own guardians”. The Coast Guard officials have tried to allay their apprehensions but a feeling of insecurity lingers in the minds of the fishermen.

    Caught unawares

    After a week-long strike following a stand-off with the fisheries department over payment of assistance, the fishermen had ventured into the Palk Bay for fishing on November 13, dreading the aggression of the Sri Lankan navy. The fishermen don’t hide the fact that they crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) to fish in their “traditional waters” (Lankan waters) though the danger of getting arrested and attacked by the Lankan navy loomed large. On that day, at least 30 trawlers, making 15 pairs, forayed into the Lankan waters for ‘pair trawling’, the destructive fishing method banned both in India and the island nation, but were chased away by the alert Lankan navy.

    As the fleet of four Lankan navy vessels stood guard at the IMBL, the fishermen beat a hasty retreat to the Indian waters to find ‘Rani Abbakka’, the Coast Guard’s patrol vessel from Chennai.

    The fishermen thought the vessel was there to prevent them from crossing the IMBL but became terrified when ‘Rani Abbakka’ took a different ‘avatar’ and started chasing them right from 29th nautical mile, adjacent to the IMBL. The chasing continued till it targeted two trawlers to book them for pair trawling.

    Scared, the fishermen on board the two trawlers tried to get away, as the boat owners would be fined ₹30,000 each if they were caught for pair trawling. They ignored the warning to stop and the chase became more intense and resulted in the ‘firing.’ After cornering one trawler, four personnel entered the boat and reportedly beat the fishermen with sticks and iron rods for not stopping despite repeated warnings.

    The fishermen had earned their wrath for not learning or speaking in Hindi, they said. As the fishermen called their leaders onshore and informed them about the incident, word started spreading. The Coast Guard version started changing as time went on. They first denied firing had happened but later admitted they had fired warning shots from a very low calibre gun to stop the fishermen.

    Fisheries officials rushed to the fishing jetty to provide medical assistance to the injured fishermen, but hardy folk that they were, the fishermen chose to continue fishing as the injuries were minor. The fishermen rued that there have been attacks by the Coast Guard in the past, though there was never any firing, but they would take it in their stride as they did not want to antagonise the security agency. The fishermen feared that if the ICG checked their identity cards, fishing permits, and registration certificates of boats, most of them would not be able to venture into the sea for fishing.

    “If the ICG had admitted that they fired warning shots by mistake and clarified that they never intended to hurt the fishermen we would not have led the issue flare up,” said fishermen leader P. Sesu Raja. And when the Coast Guard officials at the Mandapam station called the leaders for conciliatory talks and expressed regret for the ‘firing’, the leaders extended their cooperation. The fishermen did not want to take a hostile stand against the Coast Guard, though some “external elements” tried to foment hatred between the two. The fishermen were well aware they need the assistance of Coast Guard.

    Coast Guard personnel discriminate against the fisher people, talking in Hindi even if they knew Tamil, alleges Emirat, a fishermen leader. The ICG should be sympathetic to the cause of the fishermen, who eke out a living, risking their lives, says U. Arulanandham, president of the Alliance for the Release of Innocent Fishermen (ARIF). When Rameswaram and Pamban fishermen were released after months of incarceration in Lankan prisons, the ICG used to bring them to Rameswaram fishing jetty or the Mandapam station so fishermen would go home to waiting families quickly. But,of late, the Coast Guard is taking them all the way to Karaikal, he says.

    After failing to assert their traditional fishing rights in the Palk Bay and with a permanent solution to their problems still in the future, the fishermen have been inclined to take up deep sea fishing. They were enthused by the scheme that Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently unveiled with attractive subsidies. “The fishermen are willing to switch over to deep sea fishing but should be given at least two years to phase out bottom trawling,” says fishermen leader N. J. Bose.

    The way forward

    In the absence of an alternative livelihood to fall back upon, fishermen are persuading their children to look for other careers, says Mr. Bose. The children of many of the fishermen were encouraged to pursue higher studies and the fisheries department organised a coaching programme for the wards of fishermen who wished to appear for civil service examinations.

    The fisheries department heaved a sigh of relief as the firing issue was quickly resolved. The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute has chipped in with a training programme on open sea cage farming of select species of fish. But the fisher folk insist on more time to phase out bottom trawling.

    Concerned over the reported incident of firing, the State government has asked Coast Guard to hold an “impartial probe” into the incident and submit a report.
     
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    The bullet recovered by fishermen.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...lets-coast-guard-official/article20628493.ece

    Minister’s claim comes under a cloud

    Giving a new twist to the controversy surrounding the alleged firing by Indian Coast Guard (ICG) personnel on Rameswaram fishermen, N.V. Ramarao, Commander of the Mandapam Station of the ICG, has said that they do use the type of 0.22 mm bullet produced by injured fishermen as proof of the alleged attack.

    On Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assertion that the bullets allegedly fired at the fishermen were not in use by the Coast Guard, Mr. Ramarao said the Minister might have meant rubber bullets.

    Declining to get into details stating that ICG ship ‘Rani Abbakka’ from Chennai was involved in the alleged incident and he was in charge of hovercrafts, the commandant, answering a question, said: ‘The Coast Guard does use 0.22 mm bullets, that is very small calibre...its like a small pin used in a very low calibre pistol.”

    Asked whether the Coast Guard personnel had fired the warning shots on fishermen for not heeding to their warnings, he said: “I cannot deny nor I can say this happened because it is not our ship based here. I cannot verify.”

    A day after the alleged firing on November 13, the ICG in a statement from Chennai had said that “no fishermen have been fired upon by any CG ship in Palk Bay.”

    However, on returning to the shore on November 14, the fishermen produced an aluminium bullet recovered from the boat. The doctor at the Rameswaram government hospital, who treated the fishermen, also certified that the wounds suffered by the two fishermen were “gunshot injuries”.

    The fishermen handed over the bullet to the Marine Police of Coastal Security Group after it filed an FIR.

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    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...es-six-fishermen-from-a-sinking-boat-4948286/


    A distress call from fishing boat Kalyeshwari that was relayed to the Coast Guard by another fishing boat around 10:30 am on Monday.

    By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:November 21, 2017 6:43 pm

    The Indian Coast Guard rescued six crew members from a capsized fishing boat from high seas and brought them back to Porbandar in Gujarat on Tuesday.

    A distress call from fishing boat Kalyeshwari that was relayed to the Coast Guard by another fishing boat around 10:30 am on Monday, an official release from the defence spokesperson stated in Ahmedabad. The boat was found capsized around 42 nautical miles west of Jakhau by Coast Guard vessel Samudra Pavak. The vessel reached the site at 12.30 pm.

    The crew was rescued and was brought to Porbandar at 4 pm on Tuesday, the release added.
     
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