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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

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/stor...conduct-joint-maritime-exercise-in-manila-bay
     
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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.

    http://wap.business-standard.com/ar...aters-down-by-58-per-cent-117011300781_1.html
     
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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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    Indian Coast Guard ship to arrive in Doha
    22 Jan 2017 - 23:50

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    Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Samudra Pavak will be visiting Hamad Port from January 24 to 28, 2017 in conjunction with celebrations of India’s 68th Republic Day (January 26, 2017). Hamad Port is the first port of call by ICGS Samudra Pavak during her upcoming overseas deployment to the Gulf region covering Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman.
    ICGS Samudra Pavak, the third of the Pollution Control Vessel (PCV) series of the Indian Coast Guard, was indigenously designed and built by M/s ABG Ship Yard Pvt Ltd and commissioned on January 14, 2016. Samudra Pavak in Hindi means “Purifier of the Seas”.
    ICGS Samudra Pavak has 15 officers and 99 other personnel under the Command of Deputy Inspector General Satish Kumar, Tatraksha Medal, and is based at Porbandar under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Headquarters, Coast Guard Region (NW) Gandhinagar.

    The 94-metre PCV is equipped with state-of-the-art technology which includes Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS), Dynamic Positioning System (DP System), Power Management System (PMS), External Fire Fighting System (EFF) and Pollution Control Equipment for undertaking Coast Guard charter specific duties. As a Specialised Marine Pollution Control vessel, it is also equipped with pollution response and control equipment which includes “Containment Equipment” like High Sprint Booms and River Booms, “Recovery Equipment” like skimmers and Side Sweeping Arms, “Storage Devices” like ORO tanks (Capacity 500KL) and Inflatable Barges (Capacity 150KL) and “Spraying Equipment” like Retractable Spill Spray System and Aerial Spray System (TC-3). The ship is capable of carrying and operating helicopters from her deck.
    ICGS Samudra Pavak has been extensively deployed along the northwest maritime frontier to safeguard the maritime interests of India. The ship has been tasked with EEZ surveillance, search and rescue, pollution response and such other duties as enshrined in the Coast Guard charter.
    The visit of ICGS Samudra Pavak is the third by an Indian Coast Guard Ship to Qatar in the last three years. ICGS Vijit and ICGS Sankalp had made friendly voyages to Doha port in December 2014 and January 2016, respectively. The visit of ICGS Samudra Pavak during the celebrations of India’s Republic Day will further strengthen the time-tested friendship between India and Qatar, and enhance maritime cooperation between the two countries.

    http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/22/01/2017/Indian-Coast-Guard-ship-to-arrive-in-Doha
     
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    JANUARY 23, 2017 00:00 IST
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    Thoothukudi: It was a rare opportunity for scores of people, who took a look at a hovercraft stationed at Thoothukudi Port Guest House harbour beach.

    Several people thronged the beach here on Sunday and took a look at the hovercraft. This Air Cushion Vehicle Hovercraft (ACV H-195) of Indian Coast Guard, Mandapam station, had been stationed here since Thursday.

    ICG personnel patiently explained the functioning and efficiency of the hovercraft to the visitors.

    Sources said the hovercraft, which could travel on water and land, was involved in emergency medical evacuation, rescuing fishermen in distress and for law enforcement at sea.

    It could travel at a maximum speed of 50 53 knots (equivalent to 90 km per hour on land), sources said.

    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-pape...take-a-look-at-hovercraft/article17080387.ece
     
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    Coast Guard displays various activities

    Monday, 23 January 2017 NT Bureau

    Chennai: As part of Coast Guard Day - 2017 celebrations, a day at sea was conducted by Indian Coast Guard Ships here on Sunday.

    The CG will be celebrating its 41st Raising Day on 1 February. The CG ships and aircrafts under the command of Inspector General Rajan Bargotra TM, the Commander Coast Guard Region (East) sailed off the sea near Bay of Bengal with dignitaries.

    CG ships Sagar, Samudra Paheredar, Varad, Abheek, Rajtarang, Anagh, Rani Gaidinliu, C-415,C-430 with two Dornier and Chetak helicopter participated.

    The CG fleet displayed various roles including combating piracy, search and rescue demonstration by helicopters, close range target firing, boarding operations and high speed maneouvers with precision which left the spectators mesmerized. Despite having choppy sea conditions, the exercises conducted by CG ships and aircraft enthralled the spectators during the day at sea.

    As the fourth largest CG in the world, the Indian Coast Guard has played a significant role in securing the Indian coast and enforcing the regulations within the maritime zone of India.

    True to its motto 'Vayam Rakshamah' meaning 'We Protect', the CG has saved 4,696 lives, 238 medical evacuations and apprehension of 13,124 defaulters and law breakers since inception.

    http://newstodaynet.com/chennai/coast-guard-displays-various-activities
     
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    Indian Coast Guard evacuates sick crew member of merchant ship
    IANS | Chennai Jan 25, 2017 06:18 PM IST

    The Indian Coast Guard on Wednesday evacuated a sick crew member of a merchant ship Panamax-4 in its helicopter, the coastal security agency said.

    A statement issued here said the merchant ship, approximately 50 km in the Bay of Bengal, was proceeding to Paradip.

    According to the Coast Guard the maritime rescue sub-centre at Visakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh received a request to evacuate 26-year-old crew member Ishitiyak Ahmed as his health was deteriorating fast.

    A Coast Guard helicopter landed on the merchant ship and Ahmed was taken to a hospital in Visakapatnam. His condition is now stable, the statement added.

    According to the Coast Guard it has saved more than 4,696 lives and helped in 238 medical evacuations.

    --IANS

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    Narendra Modi lauds Coast Guard, says proud of it

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Indian Coast Guard on completing 40 years of its formation and said the country was proud of it being among the world’s four biggest Coast Guards.

    “On February 1, Indian Coast Guard will be completing 40 years. On this occasion, I want to congratulate all the officers and its personnel for their contribution towards the country,” Modi said in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme.

    “This is a matter of pride that Indian Coast Guard, with its 126 ships and 62 aircrafts, continues to be among the four biggest Coast Guards in the world.”

    Mentioning that the coast guards were continuously guarding Indian coasts from various threats and difficulties, the Prime Minister said they were also taking initiatives towards the cleanliness of costal areas.
    “Last year, the Coast Guard personnel had taken the responsibility of keeping coasts clean, due to which thousands of people became part of it,” said Modi.

    http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/narendra-modi-lauds-coast-guard-says-proud-of-it/527464/

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    Do you think that the statement , ICG is 4Th largest coast Guard in the world ?

    US Coast Guard, Italian Coast Guard, Chinese Coast Guard, Japanese Coast Guard and South Korean Coast Guard have more number of vessels.
     
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    Oil spill from tanker involved in collision being mopped up: Coast Guard
    IANS | Chennai Jan 29, 2017 11:16 PM IST

    Indian Coast Guard on Sunday said it coordinated the mopping operations of oil spill due to the collision of two petroleum product carriers off Kamarajar Port here.

    The Coast Guard has already issued a notice to the master and the owner of the vessel to take all actions to undertake containment and recovery of oil spill and all to take all necessary action to keep environment clean as prevailing before the incident.

    The collision between liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vessel MT BW Maple and oil tanker MT Dawn Kanchipuram happened on Saturday early morning 4 a.m.

    In a statement issued here, Coast Guard said it received information about drifting oil spill near Ennore from Inspector, Fisheries Department.

    "The Coast Guard promptly mobilised their Pollution Response Team (East) team for the mopping operation in close liaison with the State District Collector, Pollution Board, (formerly) Ennore Port (now Kamarajar Port) and local fisheries authorities," said a Coast Guard statement.

    According to the Coast Guard, the initial assessment indicated a small patch of about 50 x 30 metre stretch along the rock beach.

    The oil spill is suspected from the oil tanker MT Dawn Kanchipuram.

    Coast Guard Pollution Response Team along with Oil MOP Skimmer with all gears under took the mopping operations to clear the drifted oil slick from the beach area.

    "The mopping operation is likely to continue for the next day with an aim clean the beach from the oil slick," Coast Guard said.

    "There is no damage like oil spill and no casualty or injury to any person. Both vessels are afloat and anchored. The extent of damage is under assessment," Kamarajar Port said in a statement on Saturday.

    Shipping industry professionals had told IANS it was "providential" that no major damage occurred due to the collision which seems to be due to grave human error.

    The LPG carrier was outbound while the other was inbound.

    "It could certainly be said that it was a lucky escape as no major damage has happened to the vessels," Girish Sehgal, LNG Vessel Technical Adviser, told IANS on Saturday.

    He said the collision could have happened mainly due to human error.

    Industry professionals said even if the LPG tanker is empty, there is always a risk of explosion due to presence of gas traces in emptied tanks.

    --IANS

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    Special school kids visit ‘Sarathi’
    TNN | Updated: Jan 30, 2017, 08.56AM IST

    KOCHI: Students of Snehanilayam Special School near Edappally got a special opportunity to visit the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship 'Sarathi' on Sunday.
    The programme was organized by the Coast Guard as part of its 40th Raising Day scheduled to be held on February 1. Around 50 students and 15 teachers from the school were taken onboard of the ship and were given an opportunity to interact with officers and crew.

    Aerial display by ICG helicopter and high-speed manoeuvres by the ship's boats were held as part of the event. The children also visited the aviation unit of ICG in Kochi, wherein they were shown different ICG aircraft.
    The Coast Guard also organized a friendly volleyball match with fishermen community the other day at Saudi Beach in Fort Kochi.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/city/kochi/special-school-kids-visit-sarathi/articleshow/56860771.cms
     
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    Eight years after 26/11, security agencies get list of 200 yachts active on Maharashtra coast

    WRITTEN BY RASHMI RAJPUT | MUMBAI |
    Published On:January 30, 2017 1:23 Am

    Eight years after the 26/11 terrorist attack, yachts operating out of the Maharashtra coastline have finally registered themselves with maritime security agencies. Last month, the security agencies received a list of over 200 yachts, most of which operate out of the Mumbai harbour. Coastal security agencies HAD time and again flagged the threat posed by unregistered vessels, including yachts.

    “The clubs had been asked to share the lists, but despite repeated reminders, it was not done. However, last month, we received a detailed list from the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB),the body with which the yachts operating in the state are required to be registered,” a senior maritime security official told The Indian Express.
    Yachts operating within the Mumbai port limits are required to abide by certain norms, which include informing the club before setting off to sail. They are prohibited from carrying arms, alcohol or drugs.
    “The November 2008 attack exposed how the waters are vulnerable and vessels like fishing trawlers and yachts operating in Indian waters can be misused by terror outfits to execute their plans.”
    “Registration facilitates surveillance and makes the task to identify the vessels and their crew simpler,” added the official.
    Recently, while conducting random checks, the Indian Coast Guard (CG) found two yachts with alcohol on-board. The Customs Department was informed of it and the illegal items were confiscated and action taken against the owners. The information was also shared with their respective clubs.
    “Members’ boats sailing within Mumbai Port Limits can depart/arrive moorings off the Gateway of India between sunrise and sunset. The boat can be taken to any port/place, depth of water permitting, within Mumbai Port Limits,” Sam Pochkhanawala, Commodore, Royal Bombay Yacht Club, told The Indian Express.
    “If the owner of a boat decides to go to a port outside Mumbai port limits, then the owner is required to obtain permission from the Mumbai Port Trust and Port Control Office, Indian Navy West Coast Command, Mumbai Police, Maharashtra Maritime Board. Proper nautical charts, qualified crew and navigation equipment as per the size of the boat (are needed),” Pochkhanawala added.
    On the question of charges footed by a boat owner, Pochkhanawala said, “Any boat owner can moor his boat within the boundaries authorised by Mumbai Port Trust just south of the Gateway of India called the small boats moorings. There are no charges for sailing or power-boating within the Port limits but certain rules must be followed.”
    “If a boat owner requires that RBYC lends to the owner the equipment and lays the moorings for him/her, then RBYC charges a small fee of Rs 500-1,000 depending on the size of moorings used,” he added.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...0-yachts-active-on-maharashtra-coast-4498103/
     

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