Mangaluru, 05 December 2018: Inspector General VD Chafekar, PTM, TM, the Commander, Coast Guard Region (West) visited Mangalore from 04-05 December 2018 to review the Indian Coast Guard response and preparedness for effective coastal security mechanism in the state of Karnataka with a key focus on CG operations, infrastructure development and administration in the state of Karnataka.
The priorities of the Flag Officer included strengthening the coastal security approach through coordination with various Central and State agencies and to make the seas safe for the seafarers on the west coast.
During the visit, the Flag officer interacted with Coast Guard officers and men and visited various ICG assets at New Mangalore. The Flag Officer took stock of the situation and showed the path for improvement.
The Flag Officer expressed satisfaction over the recent rescue services rendered by Coast Guard in the given AoR that resulted into saving 189 lives in this current year. The Flag Officer expressed satisfaction over the progress made in land acquisition, infrastructure development and effective liaison with State administration, Police, Customs, Fisheries and other stake holders in the state of Karnataka.
The presence of Commander, Coast Guard Region (West) presence brought a wave of motivation and enthusiasm amongst the Coast Guard personnel.