Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX-2020)

News:Recently,the Indian Coast Guard(ICG) has conducted the National level Search and Rescue Exercise(SAREX-2020) in Goa. Facts: About the exercise: The exercise has been conducted biennially since 2003 by Indian Coast Guard under the aegis of National Maritime Search and Rescue Board(NMSARB). Aim:To test the efficiency of operations and coordination of the stakeholders involved in Search… Continue reading Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX-2020)

ICGS Varaha

News:ICGS Varaha was commissioned by Defence Minister at the Chennai port. Facts: About ICGS Varaha: The ICGS Varaha is the fourth in the series of seven 98-meter Offshore Patrol Vessels(OPV) of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The ship has been designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at its Kattupalli ship building yard… Continue reading ICGS Varaha

K. Natarajan takes over as Director-General of Coast Guard

The government has appointed K. Natarajan as the Director-General of the Indian Coast Guard(ICG). The Indian Coast Guard is a multi-mission organization entrusted with superintendence and policing of India’s maritime areas including the Exclusive Economic Zone. ICG was formally established in 1978 by the Coast Guard Act,1978 as an independent Armed force of India.It operates… Continue reading K. Natarajan takes over as Director-General of Coast Guard

ICGS Vigraha sails into sunset

Indian Coast Guard Ship Vigraha which has been the frontline offshore patrol vessel of the Indian Coast Guard has been decommissioned from service on May 15,2019. ICGS Vigraha was the seventh offshore patrol vessel built by Mazagon Dock Limited which was commissioned in 1990.The ship was later based at Visakhapatnam and has been instrumental in… Continue reading ICGS Vigraha sails into sunset

Interceptor vessel joins Coast Guard service

A new Coast Guard vessel named as C-441 has been commissioned at Vizhinjam harbour in Kerala under the aegis of Regional Commander Western Region. C-441 is an Indian Coast Guard interceptor Vessel.C-441 is the seventh interceptor vessel amongst the series designed and built indigenously by L&T Ltd,Surat. C-441 is a 27.8-metre-long vessel.It has a maximum… Continue reading Interceptor vessel joins Coast Guard service

Rawat bats for indigenisation

Indian Army chief has announced that the Army is planning to carry out joint training and exercise with the Indian Coast Guard.He was speaking at the commissioning of the Indian Coast Guard Ship Veera. Veera is the third ship in the series of offshore patrol vessels of the Indian Coast Guard.It was built by L&T… Continue reading Rawat bats for indigenisation

Iranian drug smugglers nabbed in operation off Gujarat coast

Nine Iranian drug smugglers have been arrested off Gujarat’s Porbandar coast in a joint operation by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad, Marine Task Force and Indian Coast Guard. 100 kg heroin worth Rs 500 crore has been seized. The smugglers had picked up the consignment of drugs from Gwadar port in Pakistan. The consignment was owned… Continue reading Iranian drug smugglers nabbed in operation off Gujarat coast