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Coast Guard helped save 46 lives in Karnataka last year

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on February 01, 2016




The Indian Coast Guard helped save 46 lives in 14 search and rescue operations in Karnataka in 2015.

A press release issued by the Coast Guard headquarters at Panambur in New Mangalore said on Monday that the Coast Guard has been gradually expanding in Karnataka. At present, the No. 3 Coast Guard District Headquarters has strength of four fast-patrol vessels, two hovercrafts, two interceptor boats and two interceptor craft.

In future, an offshore patrol vessel with integrated helicopter and a squadron of maritime reconnaissance aircraft will be based in Karnataka, it said.

On Monday, No. 3 Coast Guard District Headquarters celebrated the Raising Day of Indian Coast Guard Headquarters at Panambur in New Mangalore. Karnataka has 320-km-long coastline.

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Published on February 01, 2016
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