Port Blair, Mar 24: Bangladesh Coast Guard Ship ‘Syed Nazrul’ departed Port Blair on 23 Mar 19 after three days of her stay at Port Blair. The maiden visit was effectively enhanced the bi-lateral cooperation between Coast Guard of two countries.
The ship was welcomed by Indian Coast Guard at Haddo jetty on arrival on 20 March 2019. Captain of ‘Syed Nazrul’ called on Chief of Staff, Coast Guard at Regional Headquarters. Bangladesh Coast Guard personnel also visited Regional Operating Centre & Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Port Blair and various professional exchanges were conducted for enhancing expertise of personnel from both Coast Guards. Reciprocal ship visits were also conducted during the stay for enhancing expertise of personnel from both Coast Guards and for knowing each other’s capabilities for better coordination with each other.
A pollution response demonstration at Coast Guard jetty was also conducted. A friendly volleyball match was also organised to enhance bonhomie between two Coast Guards. Excursions to Chidiyatapu and Munda Pahad were also organised. In addition, ‘Syed Nazrul’ team engaged with various entertainment activities including Light & Sound show at Netaji Subash Chandra Bose (Ross) Island. The crew were happy and delighted for the overwhelming response. The ship sailed at 1515 hours on 23 March 2019 for next port of call. The ship was offered an impressive departure ceremony by Indian Coast Guard at Haddo jetty, Port Blair. A Communique received from PRO Coast Guard said.