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    Fishermen issue: Indo-Lanka coast guards to set up hotline

    New Delhi: Aiming to address effectively the vexed issue of Tamil Nadu fishermen being arrested by Sri Lanka, Coast Guards of the two countries will set up a hotline for better coordination between the two maritime security forces.

    The hotline will be both at the local and the headquarter level, sources said. Sri Lanka will be the second country after Pakistan to have a hotline with the Indian Coast Guard.

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) proposals between the two coast guards is being examined by the Ministry of Defence and is on an "advanced stage".

    The decision to sign a MoU between the two countries was taken during visit of senior officials of Sri Lankan Coast Guard last week.

    India is also believed to have told the delegation not to arrest fishermen who accidentally stray into its water due to bad weather.

    "The MoU will focus on cooperation in the areas of search and rescue operations, pollution control, sharing of information and setting up of a hotline.

    "While one hotline will be set up in the headquarters of the two coast guards, another one will be set up at regional level at Chennai and Northern Command (of Sri Lanka). So smaller issues could be sorted out at the regional level," said a senior Coast Guard official.

    At present hotline exists between the coast guards of India and Pakistan wherein the heads of the two maritime security agencies interact on weekly basis to address contentious issues.

    For better coordination, a tri-lateral exercise 'Dosti' is also held between the coast guards of Sri Lanka, India and Maldives.

    With an aim to find a solution to the vexed issue of fishermen, a Joint Working Group (JWG) was formed in 2016.

    Coast Guard said, as a good will gesture ahead of Pongal and a request made to Sri Lanka, 51 fishermen were released last week.

    Today, the Sri Lankan navy also repatriated six Indian fishermen and a fishing boat after it got trapped in Cyclone 'Vardah' in December. The boat was missing since December 16.

    The boat, along with the crew, was handed over to the Indian Coast Guard ship Rani Durgavati at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).

    http://www.asianage.com/india/all-i...ndo-lanka-coast-guards-to-set-up-hotline.html
     
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    Foundation laid for new coast guard jetty in Mattancherry

    TNN | Updated: Jan 11, 2017, 08.49AM IST

    KOCHI: The foundation stone for the new coast guard jetty in Mattancherry was laid by director general of Indian Coast Guard (DGCG) Rajendra Singh on Tuesday.

    The Cochin Port Trust (CPT) will undertake the construction of the 220 x15 meters jetty. The project is worth Rs 93 crores and is expected to be completed in four years. The DGCG had arrived in Kochi on Sunday as part of his official visit to Kerala, in order to review the operations and infrastructure developments in the state.

    "The coast guard has plans on extending their operations, and therefore it will require the infrastructure to accommodate bigger ships. Since the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) district headquarters is at Kochi, the new jetty will help in a long way," said defense PRO commander Sridhar Warrier.
    He said the ICG was in the process of expanding its onshore and offshore capabilities thereby augmenting the operational capabilities in India's peninsular regions including the Lakshadweep islands.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/city/koch...etty-in-mattancherry/articleshow/56467903.cms
     
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    PHL, India coast guards conduct joint maritime exercise in Manila Bay
    Published January 11, 2017 8:30am
    Members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday conducted a joint maritime exercise in Manila Bay, a report on Unang Balita on Wednesday said.

    During the exercise, two ships from PCG and the Indian Coast Guard joined forces to respond to a ship that supposedly was on fire, GMA News' Chino Gaston reported.

    Coast guard personnel from the two countries used water cannons in the exercise.

    The PCG also used an oil spill boom around a ship to contain a supposed oil spill.

    The boarding teams of the BRP Pampanga and the Indian Coast Guard vessel Samarth also went aboard each other's ship to simulate inspection being done in the seas.

    "This is one way of showing to other countries that we your coast guard is part of the universal uniform services as far as policing our seas," PCG's Capt. Joseph Coyme, exercise director, said.

    Coast guards of other countries routinely visit the Philippines for joint maritime exercises for mutual cooperation. —KG, GMA News

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    Indian Coast Guard repatriates six fishermen from Sri Lanka
    THE HANS INDIA | Jan 13,2017 , 05:27 AM IST

    Hyderabad: The missing fishing boat, Fahima Faheda along with six Indian fishermen of Andaman and Nicobar islands was repatriated from Sri Lanka by Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS Rani Durgavati at International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL). All crew members were medically checked and are reported to be stable.

    According to Coast Guard authorities, after one of the crew members called his relatives on January 5 from Sri Lanka, the Indian Coast Guard in coordination with Indian High Commission at Colombo planned for a repatriation and return of boat from Sri Lankan Navy.

    The boat was brought by Sri Lankan Navy to the International Boundary, where it was handed over to Indian Coast Guard ship Ameya on January 9. The boat and the crew were brought to Karaikal Port in Puducherry. The boat which sailed from South Andaman on November 27 got trapped into cyclone ‘vardah’ and ad-rifted from original course.

    The boat will be under the custody and care of Karaikal fisheries authority till the owners make arrangement to take it to their base port at Port Blair post repairs.

    The Port Blair fisheries administration has deputed two fisheries representatives for making necessary arrangements for repair and planning further passage to Port Blair. During the year 2016, coast guard ships had repatriated a total of 288 fishermen from Sri Lankan authorities.

    http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/i...patriates-six-fishermen-from-Sri-Lanka/273545
     
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    Piracy, armed robbery in Asian waters down by 58 per cent'
    Press Trust of India | Singapore Jan 13, 2017 04:57 PM IST

    Piracy and armed robbery incidents against ships in Asian waters have dropped by 58 per cent last year with no incident reporting in Indian waters since May, a multilateral group to enhance maritime cooperation has said.

    Situation in Indian waters have improved, as 12 category-4 or minor incidents like petty thefts have reported during the period January-May 2016, the same number of cases in 2015.

    "Generally speaking, the situation in India has improved and there was no incident since May last year," said Masafumi Kuroki, executive director of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP).

    The situation has improved following increased efforts by the Indian Coast Guard, he said.

    "We hope these efforts by the Indian authorities will continue this year," Kuroki said as he hoped for improving situation in the Indian waters including Port Kandla, known for being one of the hit areas for ships.

    Overall, there were 84 incidents, five of piracy and 79 armed robbery against ships in Asian waters last year, down 58 per cent from 203 in 2015, which itself was highest from 187 in 2014.

    Kuroki also said that there were no reported incidents in waters around Sri Lanka but there were one reported actual case and one attempted incident in Bangladesh last year, down from 10 in 2015.

    ReCAAP believes there has been a tremendous improvement in ship safety in the Indian Ocean largely due to the increasing presence of naval ships.
    ReCAAP is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery in Asia. To date, 20 States have become Contracting Parties to the group.

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    CG plans varied activities to mark 40th Raising Day

    Port Blair
    12 Jan 2017
    Indian Coast Guard would be celebrating 40th Raising day on 1 February. To commemorate the occasion at A&N Islands a number of events related to community service and social welfare is being organized during Jan – Feb 2017 viz philanthropic activities, sports, social interaction through outreach initiatives, activities for promotion of art and culture. These Raising Day celebrations provide a unique opportunity to interact with the local community, fulfill social responsibility obligations and spread awareness on Coast Guard charter of duties including aspects of maritime safety.
    These celebrations bring together the varied stake holders of the domain to the common goal of safe and secure maritime environment. Inspector General Kuldip Singh Sheoron PTM, TM, the Commander Coast Guard Region (A & N), flagging off the activities, reiterated the commitment of Coast Guard Andaman and Nicobar Region to the safety of local population, conservation of the maritime environment and security of the Islands.
    A special Community Interaction program includes tug-of war competition for local fishermen and Specialist Medical Camp for the local populace was organized on 12 January at Hathi Tapu, Namunaghar.
    The Community Interaction program aims at developing social connect with the coastal community to educate and encourage the fishermen and coastal security issues. The interaction program was attended by about 150 people including the local Sarpanch, Village Pradhan and freedom fighters. To encourage social bonding and generate Bonhomie, a Tug –of war competition was organized at the venue. A total of 04 local teams participated, wherein Hathi Tapu team was adjudged winners and the School Junction team was declared runner up.
    The main event was the special medical camp organized by the Coast Guard in association with Directorate of Health service and GB Pant Hospital. The medical team comprised a Medical specialist,
    Pediatrician, Gynecologist from GB Pant Hospital and Ophthalmologist from Agarwal Eye care, Port Blair. The specialist doctors’ team was assisted by Coast Guard Medical Officers and paramedics, including medical staff of the local primary Health centre. The medical camp had an overwhelming response from the local population where in about 350 persons were examined at the camp and the Coast Guard team dispensed free medicines, along with advice on healthy habits and hygiene.

    http://echoofindia.com/port-blair-cg-plans-varied-activities-mark-40th-raising-day-122685
     
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