Indian Coast Guard Conducts Maritime Search & Rescue Workshop At Paradip


On October 30 and 31, the Indian Coast Guard held a two-day Maritime Search and Rescue (M-SAR) Workshop and Sea Exercise for all interested parties, including representatives from the resource agencies of the States of West Bengal and Odisha. According to an official press release, participants in the workshop and sea exercise included the Indian Navy, OSDMA, Major and Minor Ports, State Government, District Administration Officials, Customs, Marine Police, Odisha Police, CISF, Department of Fisheries, Forest Department, and District Medical Department.

In the Indian EEZ, the Indian Coast Guard is the designated agency for maritime search and rescue. The goal of the workshop was to bring the SOPs back to life in order to strengthen agency readiness and coordination in the fight against maritime search and rescue along Odisha’s coast. Commander of the Coast Guard, Odisha, DIG YK Singh, officially opened the workshop.

In his remarks, the District Commander expressed gratitude to everyone in attendance and underlined the importance of improved cooperation and coordinated efforts to ensure the safety of life at sea. Representatives from the ICG and resource agencies presented on topics related to maritime SAR, rescue capabilities, and most recent technological advancements on the first day of the workshop.

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