Additional Director General Vijay Digambar Chafekar PTM TM is on a two days visit to Coast Guard North West Region, Gujarat after assuming charge as Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard) on 01 Nov 19. His visit is to review of operational readiness and infrastructural development of Indian Coast Guard in the Region.
The visit is aimed at taking stock of steps taken towards bolstering coastal security mechanism of the state of Gujarat. The ADG was specifically briefed about the coastal security mechanism and preparedness of Coast guard Region (North West) to tackle maritime emergencies such as marine oil spills, Search and Rescue. An overview of the Region’s efforts to develop ICG infrastructure along the coast of Gujarat was also presented to the Flag Officer.
The ADG visited the Coast Guard ship berthing facilities at Porbandar, Coast Guard Air Enclave and Coast Guard Store Depot and also interacted with Officers, Sailors during his visit at Porbandar. He expressed his satisfaction with the preparedness at HQs Region but reiterated the need to be alert and vigilant to thwart any attempt by Anti National elements to breach the Coastal Security. He expressed satisfaction at the prompt response by CG Ships and aircrafts to numerous SAR (Search and Rescue) & medical evacuations at sea including assistance to fishermen in distress.