Coast Guard

  • Mumbai: Three sailors on hunger strike on abandoned ship rescued 10-03-2014 02:12 PM

    Mumbai: Three crew members of a merchant ship have been airlifted by the Mumbai coast guard for medical treatment. The three crew members had been on a hunger strike after the vessel was abandoned by its owner. The ship has remained anchored off the Mumbai coast since January 2014 and...
  • TN: Indian Coast Guard arrests 25 Lankan fishermen 10-02-2014 09:48 AM

    Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard has arrested 25 Sri Lankan fishermen for trespassing into Indian waters in Nagapattinam. The Coast Guard has also seized five boats and 5000 kg fish. "Lankan fishermen had trespassed 48 nautical miles east off Velankanni," the Indian Coast Guard said. The Lankan fishermen have been...
  • Indian Coast Guard inventory to have 200 ships, 100 aircrafts by 2020 25-01-2014 02:35 PM

    Making steady additions to its inventory, the Indian Coast Guard will boast of an impressive fleet of 200 ships and 100 aircraft by 2020, an officer said at Kolkata on Saturday. "We have been and will continue inducting new ships, vessels and aircraft into our inventory," Coast Guard Regional Commander...
  • Coast Guards of India, Japan to hold joint exercise 13-01-2014 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: Coast Guards of India and Japan will hold joint exercises off the coast of Kerala from Tuesday. "A high-level delegation led by Admiral Yuji Sato, the Commandant, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), is on an official visit to India from 12-15 January for the meeting and combined exercises with...
  • 399 Navy cadets pass out of Indian Naval Academy 23-11-2013 08:04 PM

    A batch of 399 cadets of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, including 28 women, on Saturday, passed out on successful completion of their training at a grand passing out parade in the Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala. The parade, which marked the commissioning of the cadets of the Second B...
  • Ship detention: Britain seeks consular access to its nationals 18-10-2013 08:36 PM

    Britain, whose six nationals are among the arrested crew of a ship detained in Tamil Nadu, on Friday, sought consular access to them while having questions about the reasons for the action against them. "We have written to the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) to request consular access to the...
  • India seizes armed anti-piracy ship owned by US security firm 13-10-2013 10:47 PM

    India has detained an armed ship operated by a US maritime security company and the 35 people on board for failing to produce papers authorizing it to carry weapons and ammunition in Indian waters, the coast guard said on Sunday. Coast Guard Commandant Anand Kumar said the ship was stopped...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Fishermen still stranded on trawler off Paradip 13-10-2013 05:12 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Eighteen fishermen, who had ventured out in the sea despite being warned of Cyclone Phailin, were still stranded on their trawler off the coast of Paradip in Odisha for the second day on Saturday. The fishermen had sent distress calls from their mobile phones after being stranded yesterday, but...
  • Watch: Woman airlifted as she was stranded on a rock amid rising water level 25-09-2013 12:35 PM

    A woman was rescued from a water body in Silvasa, Daman, where she was stranded on a rock with the water level rising gradually. The locals informed the authorities after which a coast guard helicopter airlifted her out of the water. ...
  • Five foreigners carrying arms detained in Andaman 10-09-2013 01:19 PM

    Five foreigners carrying arms and ammunition were detained after their boat was intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) off Diglipur coast in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an ICG spokesman said in Port Blair on Tuesday. Four Thai and one Myanmarese nationals were detained after their boat was stopped by...
  • Number of Coast Guard stations doubled after Mumbai terror attack, says official 24-08-2013 11:28 PM

    The Coast Guard has doubled the number of its stations from 20 to 42 as part of strengthening security after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, a top ICG official said in Kozhikode on Saturday. "After the 26/11 terror attack at Mumbai, Coast Guard has been strengthening our coastal security. We...
  • Coast Guard begins community interaction programme to strengthen coastal security 09-08-2013 01:20 AM

    Aiming to create awareness among people on measures to be taken to strengthen coastal security, the Indian Coast Guard launched a community interaction prorgamme in Ahmedabad on Thursday. "The programme called 'If You See Something, Say Something' aims to create awareness in the local population to report any unusual activity...
  • Govt warns fishermen from venturing into Sri Lankan waters 19-07-2013 10:40 AM

    Puducherry: Puducherry government has warned fishermen against crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and vennturing into Sri Lankan waters and said action would be taken against violating the order. A notification of the Fisheries Department said the fishermen would face a penalty of Rs 5000 and suspension of all kinds...
  • Mumbai: Coast Guard ship sent to douse fire aboard derelict ship 08-07-2013 09:16 PM

    Mumbai: There is trouble on Mumbai seas, the Coast Guard has dispatched a ship Samudra Prahari to help douse the fire on board a derelict ship, MV MOL Comfort. The ship, which caught fire on Saturday, was 365 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast. The ship had broken into two...
  • TN: Stranded fishermen to be handed over to Coast Guard 30-06-2013 04:52 PM

    Rameswaram: Four fishermen from Thangachi Madham in Ramanathapuram district, stranded in the Sri Lankan area, had been rescued and they would be handed over to the Indian Coast Guard on Monday along with their boat. Assistant Director of fisheries, Phelomin Thiagarajan, said the fishermen and the boat would be handed...
  • Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen left stranded by Somali pirates 26-06-2013 10:40 AM

    Kochi: The Indian Coast Guard has rescued 16 people who were stranded at sea off the coast of the Lakshadweep islands after their fishing vessel was allegedly looted by Somali pirates. The rescued crew include 13 Iranians and 3 Pakistani nationals. The rescued people are being given relief and medical...
  • L&T eyeing defence orders worth up to $ 1.4 billion 17-06-2013 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: Larsen & Toubro Ltd is competing for defence contracts worth up to Rs 8,000 crore that will be awarded in the next few months, MV Kotwal, president of the company's heavy engineering department, said on Monday. It has bid for four contracts from the Indian coast guard to...
  • US: Senator slammed for blaming hormones for sex assaults 05-06-2013 07:09 AM

    Washington: A Republican US senator was under fire on Tuesday after blaming youthful hormones, at least in part, for sexual assaults in the military. Senator Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, made the comments at a hearing attended by the top uniformed officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines...
  • Goa: Two fishermen dead, 4 missing as trawler collides with ship 26-04-2013 02:06 AM

    Mumbai/Panaji: In a mishap off south Goa-Karwar coast, two fishermen died and four others went missing after a ship collided with a fishing trawler on Thursday morning. "We have rescued 23 crew members of trawler 'Sea Messiah' while four are still missing and bodies of two fishermen were fished out...
  • AgustaWestland submits bids for 2 military chopper tenders 07-04-2013 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the prospect of being blacklisted over the VVIP chopper scam, Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland has submitted its bid for two military tenders to supply helicopters to the Navy and the Coast Guard. The firm has submitted its response to Indian Navy's tender for procuring 56 naval utility helicopters...
  • Mumbai: Vessel with banned satellite phones intercepted 04-04-2013 06:31 PM

    Mumbai: The Coast Guard on Thursday took into custody a suspicious vessel, MSV Yusufi, after it allegedly intercepted calls made through the banned Thuraya satellite phones. The Coast Guard took into its custody five people who were on board the ship that came from Dubai on Tuesday. The five men...
  • ICG stand on TN fishermen outrageous: Jaya 26-11-2011 02:17 PM

    Chennai: Terming the Coast Guard stand in the High Court on the fishermen issue as "outrageous", Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention to rectify it before any "irredeemable damage" is done. Jayalalithaa's sharp response came in a letter to Singh following an affidavit...
  • Mumbai: Govt not aggressive on oil spill issue? 09-08-2011 09:41 PM

    MV Rak that sank off the coast of Mumbai last week has leaked about 100 tonnes of oil. ...
  • Oil spill hits Mumbai's mangroves 09-08-2011 11:58 AM

    So far, the government has allocated Rs 10 lakh to contain the oil spill of the MV Rak. ...
  • Mumbai oil spill: Oil continues to drift ashore 09-08-2011 10:41 AM

    Experts claim that by Tuesday evening, large chunks of oil will come floating into the Mumbai coastline. ...
  • Mumbai oil spill: Who will pay for the clean up? 09-08-2011 08:03 AM

    Mumbai: Almost a year after the MSC Chitra's collision with the ship Khalijia, the MV Rak that sank off the coast of Mumbai last week has leaked about 100 tonnes of oil. Even as the Environment Minister has said that there is nothing to worry about, some experts disagree. The...
  • No cause of concern over oil spill: Natarajan 08-08-2011 02:13 PM

    New Delhi: Ruling out any cause of concern over the oil spill from a sunk cargo vessel off the Mumbai coast, Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan today asked the pollution authority to lift samples of the slick. "I reviewed the matter with my officials in the ministry. At this point...
  • MV Rak oil spill: Damage visible on Juhu beach 08-08-2011 10:22 AM

    Mumbai: Some tar balls could be seen at the Juhu beach on Monday, where the stranded MV Rak has recorded an oil spill, sending ecologists into a tizzy. Coast Guard sources have told CNN-IBN that the slick has been contained to an extent. The Coast Guard has been continuing with...
  • Mumbai: Oil leaking from sunken ship MV Rak 07-08-2011 01:42 PM

    Mumbai: The sinking of the ship MV Rak off the coast of Mumbai has led to oil spill. A statement issued by the Coast Guard said that 1.5 - 2 tons of oil has been leaking every hour from the ship since August 6. An aerial recce on Sunday indicated...
  • Glaring flaws in coastal security: CAG report 06-08-2011 07:40 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government is not the only body to be slammed by the Comptroller and Auditor General. Its report has picked several flaws in our coastal security, even two years after 26/11. The first CAG report on the functioning of the Coast Guard since the Mumbai attacks makes...