Mangaluru, Feb 20, 2020: ICGS New Mangalore, the prestigious District Headquarters under the Operational and Administrative realm Region (West) Mumbai celebrated its 29th anniversary on 20 Feb 2020, Thursday at a function held at the Headquarters in New Mangalore.
DIG SB Venkatesh, Commander of No 3 District Headquarters Coast Guard Karnataka, traced the origin of the Headquarters from Feb, 1991 when a small CG contingent was placed in Mangalore under Dy Comdt K Rajendra who assumed the duties of Commander, of this Headquarters.
The contingent was tasked to cater to the requirements of Local Defence of Karnataka Coast line, running a ICG Station New Mangalore so as to provide logistics support for CG Units and other CG Mandated roles. Since then, CG DHQ 3 has continued to grow, modify and beautify and became more proficient over the years.
Today, ICGS New Mangalore, as the flagship of Regional Commander, Coast Guard Region (West) Mumbai, has burgeoned to become the largest establishment of the Indian Coast Guard and provides logistical, Technical Management and administrative support to units under command and units that call on port of New Mangalore.
In the recent calling on with HE the Governor of Karnataka, Chief Secretary, Govt of Karnataka and DG & IGP Karnataka the stellar role played by Coast Guard Karnataka towards Maritime Security, Coastal Security and Maritime Environment Protection requirements in Karnataka was appreciated.