Mangaluru, August 14, 2016: Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Amartya recovered an adrift Wave Rider Buoy belonging to National Institute of Oceanography, 7 Kms South West sea near to Kasargod on Saturday, August 13, 2016.
National Institute of Oceanography, a Government of Indian Organization had deployed a directional Wave Rider buoy of Honnavar for research work in oceanography. Due to the prevailing rough sea conditions and strong waves, the buoy had uprooted and started to drift.
On receipt of the information, Coast Guard Karnataka diverted its ships to search and locate the data buoy, which is a sophisticated National property. After elaborate search, ICGS Amartya located the adrift buoy using its electronic surveillance camera South West of Kasargod. Despite the challenging sea conditions, the buoy was recovered safely by the ship. After recovery, it has been handed over to National Institute of Oceanography.
Deputy Inspector General KR Suresh, TM the Commander, Coast Guard Karnataka appreciated the efforts of the ship and advised the ICG Ships to be alert for the safety and security of the State of Karnataka.