Thursday, March 22, 2012

Indian Coast Guard Station Dahanu Commissioned

Coast Guard Station Dahanu, the third Coast Guard station in Maharashtra, was commissioned by Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, Director General Indian Coast Guard at Dahanu today. Inspector General SPS Basra, the Commander Coast Guard Region (West) and senior officials from the Central and State Govt witnessed the commissioning ceremony.

The station is part of ongoing efforts by the Coast Guard to strengthen coastal security along the Indian coastline. The station at Dahanu will help augment patrolling along the north Maharshtra coast and prevent illicit activity such as infiltration and smuggling.

In his address during the Commissioning Ceremony, Vice Admiral Muralidharan dwelt upon the need for maintaining countinuous vigil along the nation’s maritime borders. He called for continued synergy and coordination between various agencies involved in security operations. He further stated that the Coast Guard had initiated several far-reaching projects to augment force levels as also manpower to meet existing and future maritime challenges.

Coast Guard Station Dahanu will function under the administrative and operational control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (West) through the Commander Coast Guard District Headquarter 2 located at Mumbai. Commandant SD Sonak has been appointed as the Commanding Officer of the Station


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