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

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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Coast Guard expands fleet
    By: Express News Service | Kolkata |
    Published On: April 26, 2017 12:53 Am

    THE INDIAN Coast Guard (NE) Tuesday added a high speed interceptor boat, the C 424, to their fleet at Haldia.
    The ship has been commissioned by Inspector General (IG) K R Nautiyal, the Coast Guard Commander North East, at a ceremony at Haldia’s coast guard jetty.

    With this new addition, Coast Guard assets in the state now include two fast Patrol Vessels, four Hovercrafts, two Interceptor Boats, Radar Station and ACV forward operating base at Frazerganj.
    IG Nautiyal said, “The ship will add more strength to the Coast Guard’s fleet in West Bengal and patrol the vital bay of Bengal.”
    The ship is commanded by Deputy Commandant Mudit Kumar Singh.
    The 27 meter-long ship has been built at L&T Surat, and achieves 45 knots of speed. The ship is equipped with latest navigational and communication equipment and has a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun as main armament.
    It is also fitted with night vision and infrared devices for day and night surveillance, said an official statement of the Coast Guard.

    The ship will enhance the surveillance, humanitarian and disaster relief operations in the Bay of Bengal.
    “The Indian Coast Guard has been constantly increasing its footprint in West Bengal and Odisha in the last four years. An array of ships and aircrafts has been inducted to keep the Bengal and Odisha coasts safe,’’ said the statement.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...sels-hovercrafts-boats-bay-of-bengal-4628313/
     
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    ICGS Varad [Pennant No 40] , a Vikram Class OPV has been decommissioned.
     
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    A follow on order for 5 more Rajshree Class Fast Patrol Vessel has started construction at GRSE.

    The original order of 8 crafts placed after 26/11 attacks were delivered by 2013 by GRSE.

    These boats have been found to be extremely reliable at sea and thus a follow on order after a gap of 3 years.

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    ICGS RAJSHREE the first vessel of this class
     
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    KOLKATA: The keel of a patrol ship, the first of a series of five water jet-propelled fast patrol vessels to be built for the Indian Coast Guard by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), was laid at the Raja Bagan dockyard here today.

    The ship, expected to be delivered to the Coast Guard by mid-2018, will be constructed adopting integrated construction technology to ensure higher percentage of outfitting during launch, a Defence spokesperson said.

    The keel laying ceremony, a major milestone in ship construction process, was undertaken by Mohanta Lal Mondal, the senior-most operative of Raja Bagan dockyard, in the presence of Rear Admiral V K Saxena, chairman and managing director of GRSE and commandant Atul Kumar of the Coast Guard.

    The 48.9 m long fast patrol vessel is an improved version of inshore patrol vessel earlier built by GRSE for the Coast Guard, with an efficient hull form developed in-house after extensive model testing to achieve speed exceeding 34 knots, the spokesperson said.

    "This fuel-efficient and powerful platform is well-suited for patrolling, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations," he said.

    The ship will be fitted with state of the art main engines with advanced control systems and water jet units and an integrated bridge system having all communication and navigation systems.

    It will also have improved habitation features with fully air-conditioned modular accommodation for 35 personnel, he said.

    http://m.economictimes.com/news/def...ssel-for-coast-guard/articleshow/58685359.cms
     
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    MANGALURU, MAY 18, 2017 00:47 IST
    UPDATED: MAY 18, 2017 08:08 IST
    Regional Empowered Committee grants in-principle approval for diversion of forest land

    In-principle approval has been granted for the diversion of 6.07 hectares of deemed forest land in Bengre for a hoverport of the Indian Coast Guard by the Regional Empowered Committee of the Regional Office, South Zone, Ministry of Environment and Forests.

    The committee said this was important in the interest of national security, while asking the authorities to ensure that “bare minimum” trees are felled for the project. The Indian Coast Guard, Mangaluru Regional Office, has proposed to come up with the hoverport at Bengre, near Tannirbhavi Beach, for basing hovercraft patrolling along the 320-km long Karnataka coastline.

    With diversified coastline and presence of international ships in the region, the Coast Guard has stepped up its vigil in the area. Among those deployed for surveillance include two hovercraft which are already in action. More hovercraft are expected to be deployed. Following proposal by the Indian Coast Guard for land for hovercraft base port, the Dakshina Kannada district administration granted 6.07 hectares of forest land in 2015. The Coast Guard applied for clearance of the Regional Empowered Committee of the Ministry of Environment and Forests for use of the deemed forest land for hoverport construction.

    In meeting of the Regional Empowered Committee held on May 5, the committee found that the proposed area has Casuarina plantation, which was raised by the Forest Department. The proposed area does not form part of any wildlife sanctuary, national park, biosphere reserve, tiger reserve, and elephant corridor, the committee observed.

    The committee also found there was no violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act. The Karnataka State Coastal Zone Management Authority has granted coastal regulatory zone clearance for the project. It also noted that setting up of a hovercraft base port in Bengre was necessary in the interest of national security. The proposed area was strategically located on the west coast and helps the Indian Coast Guard to quickly respond during exigencies in the sea.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...or-hoverport-in-mangaluru/article18476032.ece
     
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    Australian vessel drops anchor off Chennai port
    TNN | Updated: May 19, 2017, 07.26AM IST

    CHENNAI: The Australian Border Force's (ABF) largest patrol vessel 'Ocean Shield' arrived at Chennai port on Thursday as part of international cooperation. It will leave the port on Saturday. During the stay, Indian Coast Guard and Australian Border Force will take part in a joint exercise and later play a friendly volleyball match to promoted interoperability between the two maritime forces.
    Ocean Shield was one of the several Australian vessels that took part in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared in March 2014.

    Australia's high commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu welcomed the Australian Border Force's largest patrol vessel in Chennai. Sidhu said, "Australia now operates the largest and most capable maritime surveillance and response fleet it has ever deployed." This is the first time an Australian Border Force vessel is visiting India. "It will deepen our engagement with India's civil maritime security authorities," Sidhu said.
    ABFC Ocean Shield's visit is a reciprocation of the visit by the Indian Coast Guard Ship Sankalp to Australia in December 2014. Australian Border Force commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg, who is on board Ocean Shield, said, "Australia values our strong relationship with India. This visit provides an important opportunity to strengthen our cooperation and address maritime security threats including trafficking of drugs and firearms, people smuggling, piracy and illegal fishing."
    The ship was constructed as an offshore support vessel by STK OSV, Tulcea, Romania and was later inducted as ABFC 'Ocean Shield', an offshore patrol vessel in June 2012. On the bow of the ship is a medium-sized helipad. Ocean Shield has 1,000sqmt deck area for cargo and equipment. It is commanded by ABF Superintendent Alan Champkin.
    The ship has a complement of 16 officers and 36 sailors. As part of the official programme, ICG headed by ADG V S R Murthy and ABF headed by commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg held deliberations for mutual cooperation on various issues concerning cooperation on SAR amd sharing of information on maritime challenges.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/city/chen...hor-off-chennai-port/articleshow/58741313.cms
     
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    Indian Coast Guard Ship Kanaklata Barua ,a Priyadarshini Class Fast Patrol Vessel ,has been decommissioned after 20 years of service.

    ICGS Kanklata Barua, the third ship in the Priyadarshini class of Fast Patrol Vessels of Indian Coast Guard has served the nation for more than 20 years. The ship was built at M/s GRSE, Kolkata and was commissioned into Indian Coast Guard service on 27 Mar 1997 by His Excellency Shri KV Raghunath Reddy, Governor of West Bengal at Chennai. The commissioning Commanding Officer of the ship was Commandant K Natarajan. The ship has the honour of serving two Coast Guard Regions since commissioning. The ship was rebased to Andaman & Nicobar Region on 15 Apr 1999.

    During her lifespan, ICGS Kanaklata Barua sailed for 2124 days at sea and has covered a total distance of 2,65,945 nm. She participated in various missions in fulfilment of CG Charter of duties. During these missions, she saved 67 valuable lives in 15 SAR operations, apprehended 57 foreign fishing vessels and 320 crews responsible for poaching in Indian EEZ and evacuated 300 personnel during various relief operations. The ship has also provided towing/ Salvage assistance to 08 vessels thereby ensuring protection of property at sea. During the 20 years in commission, the ship has seen 13 Commanding Officers.

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    Indian Coast Guard to strengthen its presence in eastern coast
    V Ayyappan | TNN | Jul 6, 2017, 01.47PM

    CHENNAI: The Indian Coast Guard is planning to strengthen its presence in the eastern seaboard by adding more patrol and interceptor vessels.
    Rajan Bargotra, Inspector General, Coast Guard Region (East), said that Chennai would get offshore patrol vessel Shouria very soon. He was talking to reporters at the commissioning of two interceptor boats - ICGS C-431& C-432- at Chennai port on Thursday.

    "The Coast Guard is going to increase the number of ships and patrol boats. The number of ships went from 61 in 2009 to 129 in 2017. This will be increased to 150 by the end of next year."

    Bargotra said the stress was being given to the eastern coast also. Though threat is usually on the west, sea offers flexibility to transport threat, he added.

    The Coast Guard aims at having 200 ships and 100 aircraft by 2020.

    "It will be decided later how many of these will be deployed in the eastern region," he said.
    The strengthening of the Coast Guard presence is important for energy needs, exploitation of living and non-living resources in the ocean.

    Seventy six ships are under construction.
    The ships would also be used for anti-smuggling activities, fisheries protection, search and rescue and evacuation, he added.
    Officers Training Academy commandant Lt General Rajan Ravindran, who commissioned the two interceptor boats, said the Coast Guard has growing since the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
    "It has a plethora of duties. It has to protect offshore oil rigs, marine eco system, pollution control, scientific data collection, protecting islands. In all, it has to protect around 1,000 islands. This is in addition to policing the Straits of Malacca."

    The two interceptor boats manufactured by L&T are the 31st and the 32nd of the total order of 54 ships from the Coast Guard.
    The boats which were commissioned will be manned by 12 personnel including the commander and has maximum speed of 45knots. They can be out at sea for 20hours at a stretch.
    The boats have an overall length of 27.42 metres, displacement of 104 tons and are equipped with twin diesel engines with twin water jet propulsion and have an endurance of 500nautical miles at 20knots speed. The boats have state-of-the-art communication system, navigational equipment and 12.7mm HMG (Prahari) gun onboard.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/city/chen...nce-in-eastern-coast/articleshow/59471107.cms
     
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    Summary: CHENNAI: The Indian Coast Guard has been advising fishermen not to venture into foreign seas, said Inspector General of Coast Guard Rajan Bargotra on Thursday.Speaking to reporters after the commissioning of two interceptor boats at Chennai port, Bargotra said, "Fishermen consciously cross the boundary. "He was responding to a question on attacks on Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka He said, "We are ready to help fishermen if they are in distress. We can protect them in Indian waters. The boats will be used to protect fishermen also. None of the attacks on fishermen has happened in our waters.

    https://www.nyoooz.com/news/chennai...n-only-in-our-waters-indian-coast-guard-says/
     
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    India may have a new coastal security force

    The country may have a new force to guard its maritime boundaries, with a proposal coming up for discussion at a high-level meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday. The proposed force would guard maritime frontiers closer to the country’s landmass.
    The Indian Coast Guard protects India’s maritime interests and enforces maritime law, with jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone. The ICG has a larger mandate and territory to cover. The proposal for raising a new central armed police force – Coastal Border Police Force (CBPF) – was discussed at the meeting which was attended by the top home ministry officials and chiefs of central armed police forces (CAPF), a home ministry statement said.
    India has a vast coastline of 7,516 km touching 13 states and Union Territories (UTs). It also has around 1,197 islands. Apart from the raising of CBPF, the meeting discussed housing issues related to CAPF personnel, recruitment to fill up vacancies, shortage of doctors for central forces, setting up an institute of medical sciences for them.
    The cadre review of central forces, review of the BSF’s air wing and issues related to procurement of various items for CAPFs also came up for discussion, the statement said. Singh said the home ministry will look at the issues raised by the forces favourably.
    Keeping in view the need for more young personnel for field jobs, the home minister asked the CAPFs to take necessary steps, the statement said. Ministers of state for home Kiren Rijiju and Hansraj Gangaram Ahir also attended the meeting.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-may-have-a-new-coastal-security-force-4781181/

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    Da faq is the point!

    Duplicating infrastructure, budgets, equipment etc etc is going to lead to massive wastage, just expand ICG by the relevent manpower figure.
     
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    Presently most of the " on land" policing of our coasts is done by police forces of our states... it's a good move in my opinion to get a central force do this duty and the state police force play a supportive role.
     
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    Indian Coast Guard evacuates injured Filipino merchant sailor
    IANS | Mumbai Aug 02, 2017 08:10 PM IST

    The Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday helped evacuate a Philipine sailor who was injured aboard a merchant ship around 350 km off Mumbai, an official said here on Wednesday.

    The operation was initiated after the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) at the ICG headquarters here got information aboard a merchant vessel Rickmers Shanghai, sailing towards Singapore.

    While working, crewman Pilayre Gil Lopena, 46, crushed his fingers leading to severe bone fracture.

    The MRCC swung into action and diverted the vessel to Mumbai and got in touch with the ship's agent,ISS Shipping here, besides advising the captain on providing medical aid to Lopena.

    After obtaining all necessary clearances from various departments, the ICG brought the patient in a tug to Mumbai around 7.30 am today (Wednesday).

    He has been shifted to Wockhardt Hospital for treatment where his conditions is described as stable.

    --IANS

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