Kochi (Kerala) [India], Could 3 (ANI): Director Normal of Indian Coast Guard VS Pathania on Tuesday inaugurated the first-ever coast guard jetty on the ICG headquarters at Fort Kochi and stated that it might guarantee seamless ICG operations within the sea areas of Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands.
With the hub of maritime actions rising manifold at Kochi, the coast guard has elevated its property and as on 4 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), three Quick Patrol Vessels (FPV), two Interceptor Boats (IB) and two Auxiliary Barges are primarily based at Kochi.
Addressing the august gathering, the Director appreciated the efforts of Cochin Port Belief and Commander Coast Guard District for creating the ICG jetty and stated, “It could guarantee seamless ICG operations within the sea areas of Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands.”Indian Coast Guard has made a big presence all alongside the Indian shoreline and performs a dominant and efficient function in inside safety and maritime regulation enforcement.
“Kochi is among the Main Port of India within the southern area and the Coast Guard District Headquarters No.4 (Kerala and Mahe) at Kochi performs a paramount function in offering security and safety in sea areas of Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands,” he stated.
Port of Kochi being strategically positioned calls for ICG presence for safeguarding Indian maritime curiosity and accordingly, Cochin Port Belief has constructed an ICG Jetty (220 meters X 15 meters) within the harbour with a maintained depth of seven meters and the identical would facilitate swift deployment of Indian Coast Guard ships, the official launch stated. (ANI)