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see pic: in a first, l&t builds offshore patrol vessel for indian coast guard

L&T Shipbuilding Ltd is building a series of indigenously designed Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), which are likely to be inducted into Indian Coast Guard in April 2018.
This is the first OPV class vessel for the Indian Coast Guard that has been built by a private sector yard.L&T was entrusted by the Ministry of Defence in March 2015 to design and build seven OPVs for an order value of Rs 1,432 crore. The remaining six OPVs will be delivered over the next three years.
First of the seven series was launched on Friday at L&T's Shipbuilding Yard at Kattupalli. This is the first of the 07 OPV series under construction by L&T Shipbuilding, which will be inducted in April 2018 after completion of trials on equipment and machinery. The subsequent OPVs will be delivered within a ga

india to acquire 200 ships by '22

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Friday said its total fleet strength will go up to 200 ships and 100 aircraft by 2022.ICG additional director general V S R Murthy said the Coast Guard currently has 130 ships and 62 aircraft. "Seventy ships are under construction in various shipyards. Once it is completed, our fleet will increase to 200 over the next five years," he said.Murthy was in Chennai to launch the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) built by Larsen and Toubro. Constructed at a cost of Rs 186 crore and christened Vikram, it is the first of the seven OPVs to be built by L&T for the Coast Guard.

icg seizes 1,500 kgs heroin worth rs 3,500 crore off guj coast

In one of the largest single haul of narcotics till date, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized 1,500 kgs of heroin, valued at around Rs 3,500 crore, from a merchant vessel off the Gujarat coast, a defence spokesperson said today.The ICG, Intelligence Bureau, police, customs, Navy and other agencies are further probing into the seizure."The Indian Coast Guard ship 'Samudra Pavak' intercepted and apprehended a merchant vessel carrying approximately 1,500 kg of heroin valued at about Rs 3,500 crore off the coast of Gujarat," a statement by defence PRO Abhishek Matiman said."Based on intelligence inputs, the vessel was intercepted at around 1200 hrs yesterday. This is the largest single haul of narcotics seized till date," the statement said.He said more details about the seizure are awaite

1,500 kg drugs worth rs 3,500 crore seized

In one of the largest single haul of narcotics till date, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized 1,500 kgs of heroin, valued at around Rs 3,500 crore, from a merchant vessel off the Gujarat coast, a defence spokesperson said today.The ICG, Intelligence Bureau, police, customs, Navy and other agencies are further probing into the seizure."The Indian Coast Guard ship 'Samudra Pavak' intercepted and apprehended a merchant vessel carrying approximately 1,500 kg of heroin valued at about Rs 3,500 crore off the coast of Gujarat," a statement by defence PRO Abhishek Matiman said."Based on intelligence inputs, the vessel was intercepted at around 1200 hrs yesterday. This is the largest single haul of narcotics seized till date," the statement said.He said more details about the seizure are awaite

indian cg evacuates injured chinese from motor tanker off mangaluru coast

A 31-year-old Chinese crew member with injuries on his right hand has been evacuated from Motor Tanker (MT) Sea Dragon by an Indian Coast Guard Ship, 25 km off Mangaluru coast.Sea Dragon, a Liberia-registered 230-metre long LPG carrier, was cruising from Singapore to Fujairah, UAE, yesterday when it reported that boilerman, Hong Jiangyu had suffered an injury on the index finger of his right hand and needed immediate evacuation.On receiving the information, Coast Guard Karnataka Headquarters at Mangaluru diverted ICGS 'Savitribai Phule', to render assistance, a Coast Guard release said.The ship, commanded by Commandant Manish Kumar, dispatched its medical team which found that Hong had a serious injury on the index finger of his right hand.After providing first aid, he was shifted to the c

migrant ship located off peloponnese coast | news

A boat carrying 75 refugees and migrants was located more than 80 miles southeast of Pylos, in the southwestern Peloponnese.According to the coast guard, a distress call was made from the boat in Monday morning and a cargo ship was nearby the location of the call.A coast guard vessel has responded to the call and sent a vessel to the location.  

migrant rescue led to tension with turkish coast guard, sources say | news

Coast guard officers on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos have said that a migrant rescue officially reported as having been carried out without incident had actually involved serious tension with Turkish counterparts on Wednesday.Sources on the island speaking to Kathimerini said that a Hellenic Coast Guard patrol boat called out to rescue an undisclosed number of migrants and refugees on the maritime border between Greece and Turkey was harassed by Turkish counterparts when the Greek officers refused to turn the rubber boat over to them.According to their claims, a second Turkish coast guard boat joined the first after the Greek crew refused to comply with its demand and started making dangerous and aggressive maneuvers around the Greek vessel. Its antics were such that the rope attach

coast guard rescues more than 20 off kastellorizo, 9-year-old girl dies | news

More than 20 migrants or refugees were rescued and one child died Thursday on a Greek island after the boat they sailed from the Turkish coast overnight either capsized or sank, Greek authorities said. Greece’s coast guard said a vessel from the European border agency Frontex initially picked up six people it spotted in the sea off the small southeastern island of Kastellorizo. One of the six, a 9-year-old girl, was taken to a hospital on the island but later died, the coast guard said. Greek authorities launched a search and rescue operation with patrol boats and a helicopter, and crews later found and rescued another 20 people who had managed to swim to a rocky coast on the island.It was unclear what type of vessel the migrants had used and whether it sank or capsized. The coast guard sa

irish sun - two men rowing across the atlantic from canada off coast of ireland

The two casualties were rescued off the south-west coast The vessel they were travelling in overturnedThe two people onboard activated an emergency alarmDUBLIN, Ireland - Two men, who were reportedly “rowing across the Atlantic from Canada” off the coast of Ireland were rescued by the Irish Coast Guard after they ran into difficulties.Officials said that the vessel that the men were travelling in overturned and the duo were rescued off the south-west coast.The men are said to have activated an emergency alarm on board and were successfully rescued 165 miles off the Mizen Head Coast.Subsequently, the Waterford-based Rescue 116 transferred the men to the Tralee Hospital. The duo had clung to the boat for up to 13 hours.Commenting on the rescue, Coast Guard's SAR Manager Gerard O' Flynn said,

india rushes ships to douse fire on vessel off colombo coast

Sri Lankan Navy with assistance from India are battling a major fire on board a huge Panama- registered container carrier off the coast of Colombo.The fire broke out last night on the merchant ship MV MSC-Daniela, when the 14,000-container carrier was about 120 nautical miles away from Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka's Naval spokesman Chaminda Walakuluge said the Navy responded to a distress call by a local agent of the container vessel, which was travelling from Singapore to Egypt.Sri Lanka Navy dispatched two Fast Attack Craft (FAC) P 436 and P 412 to the location assisting Sri Lankan Port Authority tugs, Rawana and Maha Wewa to douse the fire, Walakuluge said.A Sri Lankan Air Force helicopter has also been deployed to douse the flame."There are no casualties among the 22-member crew," Walakuluge sa

eight hostages held by somali pirates freed: coast guard

Somalia security forces today freed eight sailors who had been taken ashore by pirates after they were chased off a hijacked Indian ship earlier this week, a coast guard official said."The eight hostages were freed without fighting. The security forces overwhelmingly besieged them and the pirates tried to flee, but three of them were captured," Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, deputy commander of the maritime force in Somalia's Galmudug state said.Pirates stormed the "Al Kausar" ship off the Indian Ocean coast near Yemen on March 31, holding the 10-man crew hostage and making ransom demands.Somali security forces liberated the vessel on Monday, rescuing two Indian crew members, but the pirates were able to escape with the rest of the hostages during an exchange of gunfire.Ahmed said the newly fre

coast guard searching for distressed boat between icaria, mykonos | news

Greece's coast guard has launched a search and rescue operation for a boat carrying an unknown number of migrants in the Aegean following an emergency call from a passenger.Three patrol boats, a helicopter and one nearby ship were participating in Wednesday’s search in the sea area between the islands of Mykonos and Icaria.Earlier on Wednesday, coast guard rescued 36 migrants and refugees from a rubber boat off the coast of Chios. The migrants were safely transferred to the port of Chios.

navy takes control of vessel hijacked by pirates

The Indian Navy today took control of a dhow with 10 crew members, nearly two weeks after the vessel was hijacked by pirates off the island of Socotra in the Arabian sea.The Indian Navy accepted the Dhow 'Al-Kausar' from the Mayor of Hobyo in Somalia and escorted it into international waters and onward towards its next destination.The Indian registered dhow was hijacked off the island of Socotra on April 1 and then the vessel was taken to the port of Hobyo, on the eastern coast of Somalia. The 10 crew members were captured and held by pirates.Following the incident, the Navy had redeployed its ship, operating in the Gulf of Aden for Anti-Piracy Patrol, to the east coast of Somalia to monitor the ongoing situation and remain standby for any other contingency operations, the Navy said in a s

two tons of cannabis seized from a yacht near kythira | news

Coast guard officials on Kythira detained two foreign men on Friday, an Italian and an Albanian national, after seizing some 2 tons of cannabis from a yacht spotted sailing off the island’s southern coast.According to a statement issued by the coast guard, the vessel had set sail from Italy, collected the drugs from Albania and had been bound for the islands of the Aegean. 

presstv-greek coast guard fire on turkish vessel

The Greek coast guard has fired on a Turkish freighter after the ship failed to comply with an order to dock at a port in the Aegean Sea.The captain of the Turkish M/V ACT ship said Monday that the Greek coast guard opened fire at the vessel after he refused their order to dock at the Greek island of Rhodes for inspection.“The coast guard asked for the ship to be docked at the port at Rhodes immediately, and we did not accept this. They wanted to check (the ship), and we didn't accept that,” said Sami Kalkavan, adding, “They said they would fire if we didn't stop, they did what they said.”Kalkavan said the firing put 16 bullet holes in the Turkish ship, but there was no risk of water intake. He would not say why he avoided the inspection. The captain added that the ship had set off from Tu

presstv-uk, us forces rescue people from vessel near puerto rico

Capsized vessel following Hurricane Maria near Puerto RicoThe US Coast Guard says a British Royal Navy helicopter has rescued a family of three who were left stranded on top of their capsized vessel following Hurricane Maria.

somalia pirates: 11 indian sailors kidnapped near coast

DUBAI— Pirates have seized a small boat and kidnapped its 11 Indian crew members off the coast of Somalia, an investigator said Monday, the latest vessel targeted by the region's resurgent hijackers.The attack on the small ship happened Saturday as the vessel passed through the narrow channel between Yemen's Socotra island and the Somali coast, said Graeme Gibbon Brooks, the CEO of the maritime firm Dryad Maritime. The pirates are taking the vessel to the Eyl area of northern Somalia, he said.The small dhow, a traditional wooden ship common in regional waters, initially was heading from Dubai to Bosaso, Somalia, he said.Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet in Bahrain, said sailors there are "aware of the reports and we are monitoring the situation." The 5th Fleet

coast guard arrests two for antiquities theft off crete | news

Two foreign nationals were arrested on Wednesday on board a German-flagged sailboat by coast guard officers off Crete on charges they were illegally searching for antiquities.Working on a tip-off, coast guard officers boarded the sailboat in the sea area known as Hironisi, off the coast of Hania, and while conducting a search of the vessel found antiquities believed to date to the Roman and Byzantine eras.In another search after the boat docked at Hania port, authorities also found 16 fragments of ancient objects. All the antiquities found were confiscated, as was the sailing boat, diving equipment and electronic devices.

presstv-somali pirates seize indian ship, crew members

Somali pirates have hijacked an Indian cargo ship with 11 crew members, the third such incident in less than a month.Security officials said on Monday that the Indian commercial vessel, identified as “Al Kausar”, had come under attack off the coast of Somalia three days ago.Maritime officials in India said the vessel, carrying items such as wheat and sugar from Dubai via Yemen to Somalia's Bossaso port, had been hijacked "in the vicinity of Socotra (Island)," and that the pirates had made ransom demands."We got a call from one of the crew members today that the pirates have demanded money from the owners of the goods in the vessel," said Adam Them, the director of the Kutch Seafarers Association from the western state of Gujarat, where the vessel originated."Negotiations are on. The crew m

rescue operation off sligo coast leads to eight lives saved

Irish Sun Monday 20th March, 2017• Two men have been hospitalised following the incident• The rescue operation took place off the coast of Co Sligo• The Malin Head Coast Guard received a mayday callDUBLIN, Ireland - In a rescue operation that took place in the sea off the coast of co Sligo after a dive boat capsized, eight people were rescued by the Coast Guard.According to reports, the Malin Head Coast Guard received a mayday call at 11.24 am on Sunday about a boat that capsized in the heavy seas.The Sligo Bay RNLI lifeboat crew that were on a training exercise in the area, arrived at the scene at 11.43 am. The crew rescued all eight people from the water, off Aughris Pier, east of Sligo town on a lifeboat. Reports noted that one man was airlifted to hospital by the Irish Coast Guard heli

u.s. navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel in japan

The Japanese Coast Guard is searching for several missing crew members of the U.S.S. Fitzgerald.

fishing boat collided with cargo ship off kochi coast; two killed

Two fishermen were killed and one reported missing after a cargo ship registered in Panama collided with their boat off the Kochi coast in the early hours of Sunday. The deceased were identified as Thambidurai, a native of Kulachal in Tamil Nadu and Rahul, from Assam. Three fishermen were injured in the incident.The fishing boat, Carmel Matha, had 14 men on board when the incident happened, at about 2 am. Minister for Fisheries J Mercykutty Amma said Amber L, the bulk carrier cargo ship from Panama, and its crew were detained. Preliminary reports said the cargo vessel had hit the anchored boat, about 14 nautical miles off the coast, destroying it completely and sailed away.Men on another boat, woken up by cries for help from the sinking fishermen, started a rescue operation and managed to

drug smuggling: caught in the high seas

Above: The Indian Cost Guard apprehends a vessel involved in illegal activity. Photo: UNIOne of the largest drug hauls along the Gujarat coast has necessitated the need for greater surveillance along India’s shores and modern lighthouses have a major role to play here~By Ramesh MenonIndia seems to be under the radar of international drug traffickers. This was seen recently when the Indian Coast Guard seized 1,500 kg of heroin, valued at around Rs 3,500 crore, from a merchant ship off the Gujarat coast. This was one of the largest single hauls of narcotics and makes one wonder where the consignment would have gone had it not been detected.Would it have found its way into the domestic market or been routed by the mafia out of the country making India a transit point? Either way, the entry vi

migrants rescued off kythira to be transferred to piraeus | news

A group of 41 undocumented migrants who were rescued off the coast of Kythira on Monday were to be relocated to Piraeus, authorities said on Tuesday.Crew members of a cargo ship that had been in the area rescued the migrants,  who include 16 children and six women, on Monday afternoon after the vessel they had been travelling in foundered in choppy seas.Vessels of the Hellenic Coast Guard rescued the migrants,Two Coast Guard vessels and a rescue helicopter were dispatched to the scene after one of the migrants aboard the boat issued a distress signal. But the cargo ship got to them first.The migrants were all said to be in good health. 

hijacked indian cargo ship rescued but 8 crew missing

Somali security forces have liberated an Indian cargo ship from the pirates who hijacked it, but only two of the ten-man crew were rescued, authorities in central Somalia have said. Abdulahi Ahmed Ali, district commissioner for the pirate-hub region of Hobyo, told local press yesterday that the "Al Kauser" ship had been held off the Indian Ocean coast near Yemen after the hijacking on March 31."We have the boat and two of the crew members but eight other members of the crew are still missing because the pirates took them off the boat," the commissioner said. Ali said the two rescued crew members from India were healthy and that authorities were seeking their colleagues. Their abductors are believed to be holding them near Hobyo.The pirates had "refused a call by the local authorities to re

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