Mangaluru, Jan 22, 2018 : Coast Guard Karnataka is observing ‘Coastal Security Awareness Week’ as a part of celebrations in the run-up to 41st Indian Coast Guard Day on 01st of Feb. As a part of the awareness week, various activities are planned by Coast Guard which include ‘Brain Storming Sessions’ with stakeholders of coastal security mechanism in the state of Karnataka, working out on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as already promulgated to all stakeholders, special Community Interaction Programmes (CIPs) for fisher folk and awareness campaigns on coastal security for local populace and the whole fishing community.
In this process today, 40 personnel of CSP were embarked onboard Coast Guard Ships Kasturba Gandhi, Savitribai Phule and hovercraft H-198 based at Mangalore. All trainees were practically exposed to ‘On Job Training’ at sea from dawn to dusk. They were trained on boarding operations, checking of documents, Search and Rescue (SAR) procedures and operation of life saving equipment.
The Coast Guard Commander, Karnataka intimated that in order to enhance awareness on importance of security issues, and to connect with all the stakeholders on a common grid, many such events are planned in line to achieve cohesiveness. The ‘Coastal Security Awareness Week’ is being observed in lines of discussions held with Shri Subhash Chandra, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Govt of Karnataka.