Chennai: As part of 43rd Raising Day Celebrations of Indian Coast Guard, a Day at Sea with families was conducted off Chennai wherein Coast Guard Ships, Samudra Paheredar, Sagar, Shuarya, Sarang Abheek, Rani Abbakka, Rani Avantibai, Rani Gaidinliu, Anagh, C-438, C-436 sailed off Chennai on 18, 19 & 20 January with dignitaries from State, Civil and Defence organisation in addition to the families of Coast Guard personnel/civilians from Chennai based units.
A press release said the Coast Guard fleet displayed various Coast Guard Charter including combating piracy, search and rescue, demonstration by CG Helicopters, close range target firing, Boarding operations and high speed manoeuvres with precision.
‘Inspector General S Paramesh, T M, Commander Coast Guard Region East interacted with the guests and families of Coast Guard personnel onboard. The highlight of the day was the opportunity provided to the fishermen family and their wards to have a sea experience and encourage their kids to opt for Coast Guard Service for their career,’ the release added.
It further said,’As the fourth largest Coast Guard in the World, the Indian Coast Guard has played a significant role in securing the Indian coast and enforcing the regulations within the maritime zone of India. True to its motto ‘Vayam Rakshamah’ meaning ‘We Protect’ the service has to its credit saving of 9290 lives, 342 medical evacuations and apprehension of 13,203 defaulters and law breakers since inception.’