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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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  1. Ankit Kumar 001

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    RDEL emerged winner through a competitive bidding process undertaken by Ministry of Defence
    Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd (RDEL) has signed Rs 916 crore contract with Defence Ministry for design and construction of 14 fast patrol vessels for Indian Coast Guard.

    RDEL is a wholly—owned arm of Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (RInfra).

    RDEL emerged winner through a competitive bidding process undertaken by Ministry of Defence with participation from almost all the private sector and public sector shipyards namely, L&T, Cochin Shipyard Ltd, Goa Shipyard Ltd, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), the company said in a statement.

    This is the first time a private sector shipyard has been awarded a contract to design and build such class of ships for Indian Armed Forces. RDEL will be developing the design in—house, it said.

    Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) are medium range, high speed vessels; they are primarily utilised for patrol within Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), coastal patrol, anti—smuggling, anti—piracy, search and rescue operations. They also support front line warships in the hour of need.

    Reliance Shipyard, with the largest dry—dock of the country, has successfully mastered the block—construction technique through unique ‘modular construction technology’ for building large ships for both commercial usage and Navy, the statement said.

    The shipyard, with state—of—the—art technology, processes and skilled manpower, is well poised to deliver any class of vessel in a most optimum time—frame.

    — The Hindu
     
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    Indian Coast Guard saves yet another life at sea
    Jayanta Gupta | TNN | Jan 31, 2017, 11.29PM IST

    KOLKATA: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) successfully evacuated an Iraqi merchant navy officer, who had suffered a cardiac arrest, from a Jordanian-flag ship, off Sagar Island, on Tuesday. The chief officer of the ship was rushed to Haldia in a coast guard fast interceptor boat and then shifted to a hospital in Kolkata by ambulance.

    "The MV Al Hadbaa, was anchored 40 nautical miles south of Sagar Island in the Bay of Bengal. It could not enter the harbor due to draught restrictions. On Tuesday morning, the ship's agent requested the ICG for assistance as chief officer Nihad Abdulridha Alwan had suffered a cardiac arrest. The fast interceptor boat C-418 was deployed from the ICG district headquarters in Haldia with a medical team at 8.30 am. The boat was successful in evacuating Alwan and returned to Haldia at 2.30 pm. The chief officer was provided medical assistance on board the boat," said Commandant Navtej Singh Sohal of Coast Guard regional headquarters (North East) in Kolkata.

    This is the sixth medical evacuation from sea by the Kolkata-based regional headquarters of the coast guard since January 1, 2016. What makes this particular evacuation significant is that it occurred on the eve of the Coast Guard's 40th Raising Day and is in keeping with the force's motto Vayam Raksham (We Protect).

    "I commend the action of the crew for their swift action that saved the life of the mariner at sea. We remain committed to provide safe and secure seas for all mariners," said K R Nautiyal, IG and commander, Coast Guard regional headquarters (North East).

    http://m.timesofindia.com/city/kolk...-another-life-at-sea/articleshow/56900436.cms
     
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    Women in combat: Coast Guard becomes 1st force to deploy female officers on frontlines

    Ajit Kumar Dubey New Delhi, Wednesday, February 1, 2017


    In a major step towards empowering women and greater gender parity, the Indian Coast Guard has become the first force to deploy female officers in combat roles on board its ships that patrol the country's maritime zone near the borders with Pakistan.

    The four women who have been deployed in the combat role are posted at the coastal areas bordering Pakistan and Bangladesh, including Jakhau in Gujarat and Haldia in West Bengal.

    "These officers have been posted on board the Air Cushion Vehicles, popularly known as hovercrafts, in the Coast Guard and have been trained to handle all types of situations including interception of suspicious activity boats like the MV Kuber, in which terrorists carried out the 26/11 terror attacks," Coast Guard officers told Mail Today here.

    Most countries employ women in various roles in their armed forces but only a handful, including Australia, Germany, Israel and the United States, have allowed them to take on fighting, or combat, roles.

    The aim of training these women is that they should be capable of handling all missions under the Coast Guard charter including boarding suspicious vessels, chasing such boats in the high seas or catching contraband smugglers there, they said.

    'PASSIONATE ABOUT EMPOWERMENT OF LADY OFFICERS'

    Asked about the deployment of women officers on these hovercrafts, Coast Guard director general Rajendra Singh said, "We are intensely passionate about true inclusiveness and empowerment of lady officers. While the Coast Guard celebrates four decades, as part of our commitment, we have appointed these lady officers in combat roles."

    At the hovercrafts, the female officers are deployed along with senior male officers and sailors and carry out the same task that the men are expected to perform

    At present, a total of 18 hovercrafts serve in the Coast Guard, attached to units in Okha and Jakhua in Gujarat, Mumbai in Maharashtra, Mandapam in Tamil Nadu, and Haldia in West Bengal.

    TRAINING BEGAN A YEAR AGO

    The training of these women was started by the Indian Coast Guard about a year ago at its base at Mandapam with four female officers- assistant commandants Anuradha Shukla, Sneha Kathyat, Shirin Chandran and Vasundhara Chouksey.

    Vasundhara Chouksey. These women sail on these hovercraft on both the seaboards and their tribe is set to expand in future as their training progresses. India had for many years kept women away from the frontline, citing concerns over their vulnerability if captured and their physical and mental ability to handle the stress of such deployments.

    The Navy, which is the biggest maritime force in the country, does not allow women to sail on board its ships.

    The Coast Guard started inducting women in combat roles after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interaction with military commanders last year urged them to give female officers combat roles and open more avenues for them in the services.

    Following this, the Air Force started inducting women in combat aircraft flying but that initiative is an experiment and the ladies have not yet joined operational squadrons.

    When the Coast Guard informed defence minister Manohar Parrikar about the induction of female officers in operational roles, he urged the force to look for more avenues to strengthen women officers there.

    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was formally established in 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978, of Parliament as an independent armed force of India. It has more than 130 female officers under its command, forming around 10 per cent of the officer cadre there. The women have also been inducted in the flying branch as they independently operate Dornier surveillance planes and Cheetah choppers in the force.

    http://m.indiatoday.in/story/women-...female-officers-in-combat-roles/1/871489.html
     
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    I have already started teasing my daughter who is now an Asst Comdt with Coast Guard. I tease her about their motto- Vayam Bhakshaam. We eat and exploit. lolz.
    Bhatriya Tatrakshak is actually Bhartiya Tatbhakshak. This is some way of teasing my daughter about her service. It is natural for a father from IN to do such things to his daughter from ICG.
     
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    Visakhapatnam to have Indian Coast Guard air enclave by 2018-end
    Siva G | TNN | Updated: Feb 1, 2017, 09.47AM IST


    VISAKHAPATNAM: Indian Coast Guard's (ICG) long-pending plan to set up an air enclave in the port city is likely to become a reality by the end of 2018 as issues pertaining to land close to INS Dega were sorted out recently.
    The plan was mooted by the central government six years ago, but several hurdles pushed the proposal into the back burner. Now, 10 acre of land from the Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) close to INS Dega would be given to them. The air enclave will have an air squadron of four maritime surveillance aircraft like Dornier aircraft or bigger. According to sources, ICG has already obtained the necessary permission to set up the air station and construction works are likely to begin from June this year.

    Presently, Coast Guard District-6 (Andhra Pradesh) does not have any aircraft, except an ALH chopper. According to sources, in emergency situations, ICG is forced to depend on either Chennai or Bhubaneswar Coast Guard stations for Dornier aircraft.
    "The air squadron will be able to help in checking intrusions into Indian waters and along the AP coast. If the aircraft spots any suspicious movement near the coastline, the coastal security police will swing into action based on inputs given by the aircraft. They will also help in preventing smuggling," a senior ICG officer told TOI.
    Coast Guard DIG at Vizag Anil Kumar Harbola said a no objection certificate has already been given to them for setting up the air enclave.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/city/visa...-enclave-by-2018-end/articleshow/56900108.cms
     
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    Indian coast guard rescues crews of two barges
    TNN | Updated: Feb 7, 2017, 09.56AM IST

    AHMEDABAD: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) rescued 16 crew members of two sinking large, flat-bottomed barges, in two days, off the Jakhau coast.
    The stricken barges later were towed to Jakhau harbour. The crew members of both were given first aid and taken to Jakhau.

    According to Defense PRO Wing Commander Abhishek Matiman, on Saturday evening an ICG interceptor boat on a routine patrol received a message from the barge MV Priya seeking assistance due to flooding on board.

    On reaching the spot, they found that the barge was flooded up to the bridge level and the forecastle and ship's side were completely submerged.
    "Only the quarter deck was partly visible and eight crew members were onboard," said Wing Commander Matiman.

    The ICG team guided the crew to deploy and board the life raft of the barge. Thereafter a rope was attached to the raft and it was pulled to safety.
    The second assistance call was received by ICG on Sunday noon from the salt barge Karishma'. "It was assessed that sea water had accumulated in the carriage area. VHF communication was established and barge was guided to use local sea water system for deflooding and to seal all compartments to make it watertight. On restoring stable conditions the barge was escorted to Jakhau harbour by the ICG ship," said Matiman.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/city/ahmedabad/icg-rescues-crews-of-two-barges/articleshow/57009200.cms
     
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    Eight years after 26/11, Coast Guard gets its airfield

    WRITTEN BY RASHMI RAJPUT | MUMBAI |
    Published On:February 7, 2017 4:28 Am

    PROPOSED IN 2006 and approved by the Maharashtra government soon after the 26/11 terror attack, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ratnagiri airbase will be finally functional by the year-end. The airfield is expected to provide key logistic support for the Coast Guard on the western coastal areas covering 3,500 km. The Coast Guard, which now has bases in Daman and Kochi, plans to station its Dornier planes and helicopters at Ratnagiri, sources said. “So far the Coast Guard has a fixed and a rotary wing squadron at Daman and a rotary wing squadron in Mumbai. Ratnagiri, being the only air station south of Mumbai before Goa, will be crucial for the maritime security,” a senior official privy to the development told The Indian Express.
    According to sources, the state government has leased out 41,000 square metre of airstrip plot and two plots adjacent to the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in Ratnagiri to the CG for 99 years. The work on the airstrip is in its final leg and sources indicated that by December this year the CG can accommodate as many of 40 aircraft from the Ratnagiri base.
    The proposal to moot CG Ratnagiri airfield was first mooted in 2006. However, it was sanctioned by the state in the aftermath of the November 2008 attack. In January 2009, the state government had issued a notification to urgently transfer the airstrip and the adjacent MIDC plots to the Ministry of Defence. The cost was pegged at Rs 20.47 crore — Rs 12.52 crore for the airstrip plot and Rs 7.95 crore for MIDC plots H-1 and H-2.
    While in 2012, the airstrip and H-1 was acquired by CG, H-2 is yet to be transferred. This plot is necessary for maritime security agency for installing infrastructure system for operating other flights. “One of the clauses on which the land has been leased to the CG is that the airfield would also be used to operate government aircraft. For this the CG would require to set up an ATC tower.
    So while 100 acres will be used for runway, additional 60 acres of plot is required to build taxi area to facilitate the smooth take off and landing of the aircraft. A state highway runs between the two plots and the CG has requested the state government to divert the highway and release the H-2 plot so that the airfield could be fully functional,” said a senior official from the home department.
    Once operational, the Ratnagiri runway would be able to accommodate as many as 40 aircraft, including 72 and 80 seaters. The Coast Guard plans to station Chetaks and advanced light helicopters which are used for reconnaissance and rescue operations.
    “The 26/11 Mumbai attack exposed the vulnerability of our coast and how it can be misused by terrorists to execute their deadly plans. We are planning to operate Dornier planes and helicopters at Ratnagiri. These planes are used for reconnaissance and rescue operations. A base in Konkan with refuelling facilities will enable the agency to conduct patrols. Now with the Ratnagiri airstrip going to be functional by this year end our dominance on the coast will increase manifolds. It will act as a valuable asset against asymmetric threat,” said a Coast Guard official.
    “During any emergency situation, both man-made or natural, it could be used by other state or central agencies to carry out evacuation, search and rescue or facilitate relief operations,” the official added.
    “On an average at least 12 aircraft can be pressed for surveillance or any emergency purposes from the Ratnagiri airfield. The location also gives us an advantage as we would be able to fly not only in Maharashtra but also the adjoining states of Goa and Gujarat. While the runway is slated to be functional by December, we are hoping to wrap the work before monsoon and start using it immediately,” said the official.
    Other than the coastal police, securing the 7,500 kilometres of coastline is a joint task of the Indian Navy, Coast Guard. Maharashtra has a vast coastline that stretches up to 330 miles. Post 26/11, the three agencies work in tandem to keep the coasts safe.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/eight-years-after-2611-coast-guard-gets-its-airfield/
     
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    24 Coast Guard officers complete training
    SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

    KOCHI: FEBRUARY 07, 2017 22:52 IST
    UPDATED: FEBRUARY 07, 2017 22:52 IST
    Twenty-four assistant commandants completed their Coast Guard Law and Operations Course here on Tuesday. An impressive passing out parade was held on the occasion at the Indian Coast Guard District Headquarters No. 4, Kochi. The parade was reviewed by Inspector General Rakesh Pal, Commander of Coast Guard Region (North West), said a press release here.

    During the ceremonial review, the chief guest awarded prizes to the meritorious trainee officers. Assistant Commandant Arun Palani Kumar S. was awarded the first prize for scoring the highest marks in the passing out batch. The coveted Director General Sword of Honour for standing first in overall order of merit in the previous batch was awarded to Assistant Commandant Ankit Yadav.

    Inspector General Pal exhorted the officer trainees to hone the skills they gained during their training. He reiterated the need for setting high standards of professionalism and conduct as becoming of officers in the Indian Coast Guard. The passing out ceremonies were witnessed by a large number of senior Navy and Coast Guard officers and families as well as civilian dignitaries.

    The parade marked the successful culmination of the technical courses.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities...fficers-complete-training/article17242869.ece
     
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    Indian Coast Guard, UAE counter parts to take part in joint exercise
    ANI | New Delhi [India] Feb 06, 2017 07:46 AM IST

    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and their UAE counter parts will take part in a joint exercise and sharing of operational expertise from today.

    Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Samudra Pavak has arrived on a goodwill visit to Dubai and has anchored itself at Port Rashid.

    The Indian Ambassador to UAE Navdeep Suri visited the ship yesterday and was briefed on board by DIG Satish Kumar, captain of the ship.

    Samudra Pavak, the third of the Pollution Control Vessel series of the Indian Coast Guard, was indigenously designed and commissioned in January 2016.

    Samudra Pavak or "Purifier of the Seas" has 15 officers and 99 other personnel under the Command of Deputy Inspector General Satish Kumar.

    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.

    Later, the Indian ship will sail to Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

    http://wap.business-standard.com/ar...ke-part-in-joint-exercise-117020600099_1.html
     
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    Naval ship sails back to India after completing Asian tour

    Sun, 5 Feb 2017-02:52pm , PTI

    Presence of Indian Coast Guard at Changi Naval base in Singapore symbolises a relationship of "great" trust and shared future, Indian envoy here said as an Indian Coast Guard Ship completed its two-month tour of Asia, and sailed home after completing a bilateral exercise.

    Led by Deputy Inspector General A P Badola, the ship has visited Malaysia, the Philippines and Japan prior to Singapore.

    DIG Badola hosted a reception for the Singapore coast guard, navy and members of the Indian diaspora.

    India's High Commissioner Jawed Ashraf said the ICGS Samarth's and its crew's visit highlighted the ongoing defence cooperation between India and Singapore.

    "Presence of Indian Coast Guard at Changi Naval base symbolises a relationship of a great trust, mutual confidence, shared purpose and shared future between our two countries," he told some 200 guests onboard ICGS Samarth.

    "Today they are here on a very important visit to build a bridge of friendship and goodwill with one of our foremost partners in the world, which is Singapore," he said.

    Ashraf emphasised the growing importance of joint exercises between India and Singapore as well as the region in keeping the sea lanes safe.

    The High Commissioner praised Singapore's Navy and Coast Guard for its professionalism in maintaining marine safety and security in one of the most vital and sensitive sea lanes in the world and one of its most important ports.

    He lauded Indian Coast Guard's outstanding professionalism and commitment in fulfilling its huge mandate of protecting 7,500 km of coastline, over 1,350 islands, 2 million sq km of EEZ, marine ecology and resources and handling search and rescue responsibilities of 4 million sq km.

    Ashraf said that international engagement for Coast Guard was not only important for building mutual capabilities, but also for improving international coordination and cooperation in law enforcement and disaster response on seas or coastal areas.

    In addition to piracy, trafficking and smuggling, sea-borne terrorism, which India had witnessed in November 2008, has become a potential threat for Southeast Asia, too, he said.

    Highlighting marine ecology, he said, "the blue economy of the future will depend on how much we maintain our marine resources".

    Jawed Ashraf also highlighted the important of Asian sea lanes as the region prospers.

    "In the cyber age, too, peaceful, stable, secure, safe and clean seas and oceans remain critical for peace and prosperity in the world," he said, and noted that nowhere was it as important as it was in the Indo Pacific region, which required all countries in the region to work cooperatively in accordance with rules of the road and international law.

    (This article has not been edited by DNA's editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/repor...-to-india-after-completing-asian-tour-2312740
     
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    For Coast Guards disadvantage is an opportunity


    Vasco: “Though the Indian Coast guard (ICG) in Goa has been facing shortage of manpower, but we have converted this liability into advantage,” said DIG ICG Manoj Vasant Baadkar.He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of 40th anniversary of Indian Coast Guard Raising Day held at Coast Guard premises at INS Hansa on Wednesday. To commemorate the occasion cake cutting ceremony was also held at Indian Coast Guard Air Station (Goa).“Overall one of the difficulties which are faced by IGC in Goa is the issue of shortage of manpower, people say it is disadvantage, but I feel that we have put all efforts to convert this as an advantage. Though our staffs sometimes gets over stressed, but in other way we use take it as an advantage to execute plans, operations in a faster and more successful way,” Baadkar said.
    Baadkar also claimed that in last four years the strength of Goa Coast Guard (GCG) has increased manifolds.
    “From just two small interceptor boats, today GCG has got advanced offshore patrol vessel which carries a helicopter, besides that two big fast offshore vessels, three inceptor boats in addition to the helicopters which are based at Goa. Similarly, to give boost to operational infrastructures, Coast Guard will get a new vessel ‘Shaunak’ that would be commissioned tentatively on February 21 at Goa Shipyard Limited. The new vessel will have 14 officers and 105 personnel,” he said.He further said that “In Goa, Coast Guard plays a very important role not only towards the coastal security but also towards marine pollution. On the sea, the Coast Guard takes up the responsibility of prevention and mitigation of pollution. In terms of coastal security operations, there are many threat perceptions, however due to the presence of Coast guard and Navy and coastal security police, our coast has become so strong that enemies rethink on their mission.”
    Baadkar also claimed that in Goa, the fishermen have accepted the Coast Guard as a service which is made for them and required for them. “Most of the fishermen are complying to the directions issued by the coastal security agencies, however, there is only disadvantage that almost all the fishermen who venture out for fishing at sea are non-Goans, and many of them do not have proper biometric identity cards, and thus to eradicate this issue the directorate of fisheries has taken up several steps to ensure that fishermen carry proper biometric identity cards while fishing at sea to avoid confusion.”He said that the work on Coast Guard station project at Chicolna is in process and by 2020 the Coast Guard would completely shift to new premises. [H]

    http://goacom.com/for-coast-guards-disadvantage-is-an-opportunity/
     
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    Adequate security in place for coastal States: Kiren Rijiju

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    NEW DELHI FEBRUARY 07, 2017 14:49 IST
    UPDATED: FEBRUARY 07, 2017 15:00 IST

    Noting that there was “adequate three-tier security” for coastal States, the Minister said the coastal areas are safeguarded by respective State’s police forces, Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy.

    Emphasising that there is adequate security for coastal States, the government on Tuesday said 183 coastal police stations have been operationalised and steps have been taken to strengthen them.

    With regard to coastal security, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju told the Lok Sabha it is a “question of coordination” and the government is implementing a comprehensive and integrated Coastal Security Scheme (CSS) to strengthen the security infrastructure in coastal States.

    “Under the scheme, coastal States/Union Territories have operationalised 183 CPSs, which are equipped with 23 jetties, 97 checkposts, 58 outposts, 30 barracks, 204 boats, 280 four wheelers and 546 two wheelers,” Mr. Rijiju said during Question Hour.

    The country’s coastline is 7,516.6 km long and it was a huge challenge to ensure fool proof security, he said, adding “We cannot have one agency to take care of coastal security.”

    Noting that there was “adequate three-tier security” for coastal States, the Minister said the coastal areas are safeguarded by respective State’s police forces, Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy.

    Police forces of respective coastal States and Union Territories have jurisdiction of up to 12 nautical miles from the coast. Indian Coast Guard and the Navy have jurisdiction over the entire maritime zone up to 200 nautical miles, including the 12 nautical miles of territorial waters.

    Coastal security is reviewed periodically with all stakeholders by National Committee for Strengthening Maritime and Coastal Security (NCSMCS) against threats from the sea.

    Mr. Rijiju said various steps have been taken to strengthen security after Mumbai attack in 2008 and ensure that such incidents do not happen again.

    Responding to a supplementary question, Mr. Rijiju said fishermen are an integral part of coastal security and acted as the “eyes and ears.”

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...stal-States-Kiren-Rijiju/article17234926.ece1
     
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    Indian Coast Guard chief visits Karwar
    Jaideep Shenoy | TNN | 15 hours ago


    MANGALURU: Rajendra Singh, Director General, Indian Coast Guard along with additional DG K Natarajan, Coast Guard Commander Western Seaboard and other senior officers of Coast Guard visited Karwar for reviewing overall infrastructure development and coastal security mechanism of Uttar Kannada district.
    Rajendra Singh interacted with S S Nakul, DC, Uttara Kannada and Vinayak Patil, SP, Karwar, port officials and others concerned.
    Nakul assured that all assistance will be provided to the Coast Guards for infrastructure development at Karwar. Rajendra Singh appreciated dedicated efforts of Coast Guard at Karwar for successful operations in terms of five search and rescue and medical evacuations in last one year and for instituting strict measures to ensure compliance of mandates by the fishermen. Coast Guard Karwar, is leaving no stone unturned in order to have safer seas and secure coasts, he said.
    The visit of Rajendra Singh was intended for developing synergy with other stake holders in India's maritime domain. This visit is bound to enhance coordination and cooperation between Coast Guard and other stake holders and result in productive development at infrastructure front of Coast Guard at Karwar. ICGS Karwar has been working in tandem with central and state government agencies in achieving coastal and seaward security.
    http://m.timesofindia.com/city/mang...-chief-visits-karwar/articleshow/57062687.cms
     
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    India has fourth largest Coast Guard in world: Governor Mridula Sinha
    TNN | Updated: Feb 9, 2017, 08.08AM IST

    COLVA: Governor Mridula Sinha on Wednesday said "India has the fourth largest coast guard in the world", while inaugurating a two-day international seminar at a resort in Cavelossim as part of celebrations to mark Indian Coast Guard (ICG)'s 40th anniversary and Regional Co-operation for Safe and Secure Seas's (ReCAAP) 10th anniversary.
    Over 50 international delegates from ReCAAP contracting Party States, IOR nations and Middle East Countries attended the event and are slated to deliberate 'The Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships in Asia'. Sinha applauded ICG for enhancing safety and security at sea and said with their collaborative approach and effort, ReCAAP member countries have brought incidents of piracy and armed robbery in Indian Ocean down by 65%.

    Director general, ICG, Rajendra Singh said, "The focus of the conference is on safety and security of seas in the region as the profound challenges of instability, violence, extremism, exclusion and transnational threat that surrounds all countries continue to test our response and preparedness capabilities."
    Singh said seas around the Indian sub-continent are safe and secure because 12,600 ICG personnel courageously endure harsh seas and serve round the clock to safeguard a coastline of over 7,500 kilometers, have saved over 7,540 lives since inception, responded to 90 odd oil spills at sea, apprehended 827 smugglers with 130 smuggling boats and seized contraband worth Rs 1,128.63 crores. http://m.timesofindia.com/city/goa/...t-guard-in-world-guv/articleshow/57048861.cms
     
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    4Th Sankalp Batch 2 class Advanced OPV delivered.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/city/goa/...to-coast-guard-fleet/articleshow/57027765.cms

    PANAJI: The Coast Guard on Sunday received the fourth of the new 105 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV), 62 days ahead of schedule. Work on the ICGS Shaunak, the largest and most advanced new generation OPV, had commenced on November 27, 2015. The state-of-the-art ship is the fourth of the six OPVs being built by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) for the Coast Guard and will be commissioned into service later this month.
    The ship was handed over to DIG T Sashikumar, TM Commanding Officer (YD 1221) by chairman and managing director of GSL, RAdm (retd) Shekhar Mital, NM, IN.

    Talking about the early delivery, RAdm Mital said the vessel is being handed over with nil liabilities. "This is a landmark event for GSL and the Coast Guard. So far, GSL has delivered four of the six OPVs ahead of schedule and within a short span of 16 months, which is reflective of the yard's shipbuilding capabilities. This has been made possible due to the very effective feedback mechanism and innate design capability of the shipyard. The ship incorporates top end design features and innovation by GSL, leading to large number of improvements incorporated over its predecessor ships."
    ICGS Shaunak's induction will help the Coast Guard meet the increasing requirement for policing and patrolling the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone. The ship has state-of-the-art engine/machinery controls for ease of operation, advanced electronic warfare and electronic systems and guns, besides gunnery simulator for training the ship's crew.
    GSL claims the vessel registered excellent performance at sea trials, including higher speed than specifications and high fuel efficiency.
     

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