The Regional Headquarters of Coast Guard, North West is located at Gandhi Nagar. Presently the Region is commanded by Inspector General  SP Sharma, PTM, TM. The Coast Guard has a force level of one OPV, one FPV, one IPV, two Hovercrafts, eight IB, two Dornier aircraft and two ALH helicopters in this region.

Dec 2009

HEADQUARTERS, COAST GUARD REGION (NW) INAUGURATION AND

 

COMMISSIONING OF INDIAN COAST GUARD STATION GANDHI NAGAR ON 16 DEC 09

On 16 Dec 09 Headquarters Coast Guard Region (NW) was inaugurated by Her Excellency Dr. Smt. Kamla, Governor of Gujarat in presence of Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, AVSM DGICG. Inspector General SP Sharma PTM, TM is the first Commander of the newly created Headquarters at Gandhinagar Gujarat. The Headquarters is vested with the operational responsibilities of 1600 miles vast coast line of Gujarat.

 

 

 

The newly set up Headquarters monitors sensitive International Maritime Borderline (IMBL) with Pakistan. The assets of ships and aircraft are maintaining surveillance at sea and undertaking various operations including rescue mission in the adjoining Exclusive Economic Zone and Indian Search and Rescue Region. The necessity for setting up a

 

 

dedicated Regional Headquarters was critically felt, post Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks, to achieve better synergy amongst various security/enforcement agencies responsible for maritime security of Gujarat.

 

13 LIVES SAVED BY ICGS MEERA BEHN SINKING DHOW MSV DHANANJAY ON 17 DEC 09

1. In the wee hours of 17 Dec 09 the Porbandar fisheries association reported Coast Guard District Headquarter No 1 of flooding on board MSV Dhananjay registered at Porbandar on voyage from Porbandar to Sharjah with 13 crew onboard. ICGS Okha immediately swung into action and diverted Indian Coast Guard Ship Meera Behn in the area and rescued 13 Crew from the sinking Dhow MSV Dhananjay 65 miles West of Okha in coordination with

MV Anne Mieke.

 

                                                                                                           SINKING MV DHANANJAY

2.    Subsequent investigations revealed that the hull of the vessel MSV Dhananjay had developed crack due to encountered rough seas and attempts by the crew to control flooding went futile resulting in heavy ingress and the vessel was in dangerous situation. The prevailing weather made it impossible to control flooding. The vessel was subsequently abandoned and the crew was safely brought ashore to Porbandar.

 

                             

 

ILL FATED DHOW DHANANJAY CG RESCUE TEAM AND PERSONNEL

FROM DHOW IN LIFE RAFT

COMMISSIONING OF INDIAN COAST GUARD VESSEL C-145

1. Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, AVSM, Director General Indian Coast Guard commissioned Interceptor class CG Vessel C-145 on 17 Dec 09 at Porbandar. The ship is of 28.3 meter length having 90 ton displacement. The vessel has a complement of one officer and twelve enrolled personnel.

2. This water Jet propelled vessel has an endurance of five hundred nautical miles at 25 knots and capable of doing speed up to 45 knots. The vessel is fitted with latest state of the art navigation and communication equipment and also fitted with medium range armament. The vessel is designed for high speed interception, close coast patrolling, shallow water operations and search and rescue operations.

                                                

  COLOURS CEREMONY ONBOARD ICGS C-145                       ADDRESS BY DIRECTOR GENERAL                                                                                                                                           INDIAN COAST GUARD

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