Articles tagged under: Coast Guard

Next 50 to 60 hours extremely crucial for Gujarat in the wake of cyclone VAYU: Coast Guard commander

June 12, 2019
Next 50 to 60 hours extremely crucial for Gujarat in the wake of cyclone VAYU: Coast Guard commander

Gandhinagar: Even as the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘VAYU’(pronounced as VAA’YU) over Eastcentral Arabian Sea was located at around 300 km south of Veraval coast in Gujarat and was moving at a speed of 18 km per hour with likelihood of making a landfall between Porbandar and Veraval anytime from midnight to early morning tomorrow, the coast guard today said that next 50 to 60 hours were extremely crucial for the western state. Meanwhile the weather in the coastal Saurashtra has st...Read More

Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani fishing boat with 194 packets of narcotics off Gujarat coast

May 21, 2019
Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani fishing boat with 194 packets of narcotics off Gujarat coast

Gandhinagar: In yet another anti-smuggling operation based upon specific information from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and other intelligence agencies, Indian Coast Guard ship today intercepted and apprehended a Pakistani Fishing Boat Al-Madina off Jakhau, in Gujarat coast and on rummaging approx. 194 packets of suspicious substance suspected to be Heroin worth around Rs 400 to 500 crores have been recovered.   A defence spokesperson today said that it will be further...Read More

Indian Coast Guard rescues 7 crews of sinking barge of Mitha port in Gujarat, search on for one missing crew

April 15, 2019
Indian Coast Guard rescues 7 crews of sinking barge of Mitha port in Gujarat, search on for one missing crew

Bhuj: The Indian Coast Guard has rescued 7 crew of a sinking barge ( a long flat-bottomed boat for carrying freight ) in Arabian sea off Mitha port of Kutch district in Gujarat. One crew of the barge Velim which was reportedly carrying salt and got overturned due to strong winds and rough sea conditions was still missing. Defense spokesperson Wing Commander Puneet Chadha said that a distress call was received at Coast Guard Station Jakhau at about 0545 hrs today seeking assist...Read More

Coast Guards rescue 8 from sinking fishing boat off Gujarat coast

April 14, 2019
Coast Guards rescue 8 from sinking fishing boat off Gujarat coast

Porbandar:The Indian Coast Guards today rescued all the 8 crew members of a sinking fishing boat in the wee hours off Porbandar coast. Defence spokesperson Wing Commandar Puneet Chadha said that Indian Coast Guard rescued 08 fishermen 27 nautical miles off Porbandar in yet another Search and Rescue operation braving the inclement weather. 'At 0100 hrs, Indian Coast guard ship C-445 while on patrol received a distress call from IFB Prabhu Sagar on MMB channel 16. Fishing boat ...Read More

Another Interceptor Boat commissioned in Indian Coast Guard fleet in Porbandar, the advanced one is capable of chasing in shallow waters too

April 01, 2019
Another Interceptor Boat commissioned in Indian Coast Guard fleet in Porbandar, the advanced one is capable of chasing in shallow waters too

Porbandar: Indian Coast Guard has commissioned ICGS C-445 in their fleet at Porbandar which is the Seventh Interceptor Boat in the series of 18 IB project. The vessel is more than 27 meters in length and has a load carrying capacity of about 106 tons. Capable of achieving a throttle speed of 45 knots, it can do chasing even in shallow waters with its jet propulsion. The boat is also fitted with advanced navigational and communication equipment increasing its reach deep...Read More

In mid-sea operation off Gujarat coast, nine Iranian drug smugglers held, 100 kgs of contraband sent by a Pakistani seized from their boat

March 27, 2019
In mid-sea operation off Gujarat coast, nine Iranian drug smugglers held, 100 kgs of contraband sent by a Pakistani seized from their boat

Porbandar: Nine Iranian nationals were held in a mid-sea operation off Porbandar coast of Gujarat by Anti Terrorist Squad(ATS) Gujarat with assistance of Marine Task Force and Indian Coast Guard. They revealed one Pakistani national namely Hamid Malek had sent the consignment which was loaded in Iranian boa off Gwadar port of Pakistan. ATS officers have also identified the receiver of consignment. The smugglers were carrying 100 kgs of contraband in boat. The first of its kind of operation laste...Read More

Spurt in rescue operations along Gujarat coast, Coast Guards save 31 fishermen and 3 boats

December 17, 2018
Spurt in rescue operations along Gujarat coast, Coast Guards save 31 fishermen and 3 boats

Porbandar: The Indian coast guards have saved altogether 31 fishermen from 4 water-flooded boats around Gujarat coast in last couple of days. Defense spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh today said that the coast of Gujarat witnessed sudden spurt in search and rescue of the fishing boats in the last few days. In four separate incidents, distress calls were received by Indian Coast Guard from fishermen for assistance. Responding to the distress calls swiftly, Coast Guard units on patrol were d...Read More

RNaval launches indigenously-designed training vessel Varuna at Pipavav in Gujarat

October 24, 2018
RNaval launches indigenously-designed training vessel Varuna at Pipavav in Gujarat

Pipavav: ICGS Varuna, an indigenously-designed training vessel built by Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited for the Indian Coast Guard, was launched here today. The vessel was formally launched at a function held in the presence of Coast Guard Director General Rajendra Singh at the Pipavav Shipyard. Speaking at the launch, Singh said: "Currently the ICGS has a fleet of 138 vessels. While another 71 vessels are under various phases of construction." He also appealed the RNEL to deli...Read More

Indian Coast guard saves 2 fishing boats with 19 aboard from being caught by Pak marines off Gujarat coast

October 17, 2018
Indian Coast guard saves 2 fishing boats with 19 aboard from being caught by Pak marines off Gujarat coast

Porbandar: The Indian Coast Guard today saved 2 fishing boats with 19 fishermen aboard from getting caught by Pakistani marine Security Agency near the notional International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL). However another boat with 11 fishermen was caught by the Pak marines and the coast guard was trying to get them released though negotiation. Defence spokesperson colonel Sombit Ghosh said that Indian Coast Guard vessels averted apprehension of two Indian fishing boats from the grip of P...Read More

Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani boat with 9 aboard off Gujarat coast

August 19, 2018
Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani boat with 9 aboard off Gujarat coast

Ahmedabad: The Indian Coast Guard has nabbed a Pakistani boat with 8 crew onboard in the sea off Jakhau coast in Gujarat near International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL). Defence Spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh today said that ICGS Meera Behn ,a front line Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) of Indian Coast Guard Region (North West) while patrolling close to International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), noticed a Pakistani fishing boat towards Indian side at about 1855 hrs last evening. ...Read More