Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Director General Coast Guard commissioned the Coast Guard station at Karwar on November 04. 14 more stations are expected to be commissioned soon to fill up security gap along the coastline. The Director General Indian Coast Guard is also the Commander Coastal Command, with the responsibility for overall coordination between various Central and State agencies, in all matters relating to the coastal security.
Some interesting features of Coast Guard station at Karwar are:
- Coast Guard presence at Karwar is essential to strengthen maritime and coastal security in the west coast.
- Also at Karwar, Indian Navy’s INS Kadamba and Project Sea Bird are located.
- The station under the operational command of Inspector General SPS Basra, Commander Coast Guard Region (West) is being commanded by Commandant (JG) Anil Sharma.
- The Indian Coast Guard station at Karwar will have two fast speed boats, to undertake search and rescue, close coast patrol and respond to emergency calls on as required basis.
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