Mangaluru, October 05, 2018: Inspector General VD Chafekar, PTM, TM, Commander, Coast Guard Region (West) paid his maiden visit to the Headquarters, No 3 Coast Guard District Karnataka at New Mangalore to review the operational readiness of the fleet and the ongoing infrastructure development projects from 4th and 5th Oct 2018.
The Commander also reviewed coastal security mechanism and Pollution Response Preparedness for the coastal state of Karnataka.
The flag officer manifested his priorities for strengthening the Coast Guard Pollution Response capabilities through coordination with other stake holders. He lauded the prompt response by ICG ships and aircraft to numerous search and rescue operations and medical evacuations at sea, including assistance to fishermen in distress and shipment of relief material to the flood-hit State of Keralaby No 3 Coast Guard District Karnataka.
The Flag Officer interacted with officers and men and expressed his satisfaction with the preparedness at Headquarters, No 3 Coast Guard District Karnataka and reiterated the need of infrastructure for berthing of ships which are likely to be based at New Mangalore in the near future.
His presence brought a wave of motivation and enthusiasm amongst the Coast Guard personnel, says a media communiqué from S.S. Dasila, Commander of Coast Guard, Karnataka.