Coast Guard

  • Indian Coast Guard ship arrives in Singapore 5 days ago

    Singapore: Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Samudra Paheredar' arrived here as part of its Asian itinerary that seeks international cooperation by building a platform for exchange of information and bilateral exercises. Commanded by Deputy Inspector General Sanatan Jena, the ship arrived in Singapore on Thursday. Samudra Paheredar, with a complement of 10 officers...
  • Mumbai: Police seize tugboat, detain 4 people July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: In an apparent case of smuggling, the coastguard officials intercepted a tugboat off the Mumbai coast on June 29 and detained four people. The boat, Ganga Sagan, was sailing in the route between Gujarat and Karachi without the necessary documents or permissions. Police suspect the boat could be part of a...
  • Coast Guard arrests 12 Sri Lankan fishermen June 21, 2014

    Chennai: Twelve Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested and their two boats seized by Indian Coast Guard for allegedly fishing in the Indian waters of Bay of Bengal. The fishermen were arrested and the boats - Dusantha and Maragala - seized for fishing in Indian waters without permission at about...
  • Defence projects to get priority environment nod: Prakash Javadekar June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will focus on expediting environment clearances for pending projects and top priority will be given to defence-related projects, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Javadekar, while interacting with women journalists at Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC), said that the Ministry will focus on balancing the wellbeing...
  • Mumbai: Three sailors on hunger strike on abandoned ship rescued March 10, 2014

    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 February 10, 2014

    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 handed...
  • Indian Coast Guard inventory to have 200 ships, 100 aircrafts by 2020 January 25, 2014

    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 (Northeast)...
  • Coast Guards of India, Japan to hold joint exercise January 13, 2014

    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 Indian...
  • 399 Navy cadets pass out of Indian Naval Academy November 23, 2013

    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 Tech...
  • Ship detention: Britain seeks consular access to its nationals October 18, 2013

    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 British...
  • India seizes armed anti-piracy ship owned by US security firm October 13, 2013

    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 on...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Fishermen still stranded on trawler off Paradip October 13, 2013

    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 coast...
  • Watch: Woman airlifted as she was stranded on a rock amid rising water level September 25, 2013

    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 September 10, 2013

    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 ICG...
  • Number of Coast Guard stations doubled after Mumbai terror attack, says official August 24, 2013

    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 have...
  • Coast Guard begins community interaction programme to strengthen coastal security August 9, 2013

    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 July 19, 2013

    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...
  • Mumbai: Coast Guard ship sent to douse fire aboard derelict ship July 8, 2013

    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 parts...
  • TN: Stranded fishermen to be handed over to Coast Guard June 30, 2013

    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...
  • Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen left stranded by Somali pirates June 26, 2013

    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 June 17, 2013

    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 supply...
  • US: Senator slammed for blaming hormones for sex assaults June 5, 2013

    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 and...
  • Goa: Two fishermen dead, 4 missing as trawler collides with ship April 26, 2013

    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 in...
  • AgustaWestland submits bids for 2 military chopper tenders April 7, 2013

    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 April 4, 2013

    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 aboard...
  • Govt scraps Coast Guard tender for choppers September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Coast Guard's plan to boost its maritime surveillance capabilities will have to wait as the Defence Ministry has scrapped its tender to procure 16 light helicopters. Only two companies - Indian Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), offering its ALH Dhruv, and European Eurocopter with its twin-engine Panther MB -...
  • Mumbai ship fire: 'Hazardous cargo a challenge to rescue ops' September 10, 2012

    Inflammable gases on the ship are posing a challenge to the firefighting operations, MV Baadkar, the Chief of the Western Coast Guard, said. ...
  • Andaman: MoD proposals threaten endangered birds July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Narcondam Hornbill is found at only one place in the world - Narcondam, in the Andamans. The Nicobar Megapod, a wingless bird, is found in the Tillanchong Sanctuary, again in the Andamans. Both these birds and the fragile ecology of the Andamans are now facing a direct threat...
  • Coast Guard boat kills TN fisherman May 12, 2012

    RAMESWARAM: Kalvin (18), a fisherman from Pamban, drowned while four others escaped when a Coast Guard (CG) patrol boat allegedly hit the country boat in which the group were fishing 11 nautical miles off the Pamban coast on Thursday night.Other fishermen in the area, on hearing the noise  caused by...
  • Hunt on for ship that hit boat off Kerala coast March 1, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy have launched a search operation to trace the ship which collided with a shipping boat at the high seas off the Kochi-Alleppey coast killing at least two fishermen. Four ships and a Dornier aircraft have been deployed to trace the ship involved. "INS...