Coast Guard A&N Fleet Accretion

Port Blair, Apr 04: Understanding the enhanced safety and security requirements of these pristine Isles, Coast Guard Headquarters has strengthened the fleet strength of A&N Region by rebasing two more Interceptor Boats at Andaman & Nicobar. These two Interceptor Boats joined Coast Guard Fleet on 01 April 21.
These ships will be based at Campbell Bay and Kamorta. The accretion of Coast Guard surface assets will surely augment the reach and efficiency of Coast Guard in undertaking array of assignments, which Coast Guard is responsible in maritime zones associated with A&N islands. These ships are capable of doing high speeds up to 45 Knots and are fitted with state of the art navigation and communication systems. Ships were welcomed during induction ceremony held at Coast Guard jetty, Port Blair on 01 Apr 21. During the event, Inspector General MV Pathak, TM, Commander, Coast Guard Region (A&N) interacted with ship’s crew and dedicated these ships to the service of A&N Islands.
The Indian Coast Guard Region (A&N) has earned laurels it’s swift and optimally calibrated response to numerous challenges in past and has continued to register all round growth whilst beholding the Isles confidence in delivering maritime challenges and imperatives obligated upon Coast Guard. This region has been able to meet the expectations of mariners at large in ensuring safety of life and property at sea, which is going to be more robust with rebasing of new assets. The Coast Guard in collaboration with A&N Administration is taking it as a challenge to develop support infrastructure and logistic support for new assets, for their optimal utilisation and swift deployment even to remotest corners of A&N, a Communique received from PRO Coast Guard.

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