Indian Coast Guard joins the nation to thank COVID-19 Warriors

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Indian Coast Guard joins the nation to thank COVID-19 Warriors

By PIB Delhi

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) stands in solidarity with efforts of the Government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)proactively by undertaking additional community interaction programmes about the precautions to be adopted to educate mariners, especially fishermen community, ports and other agencies. The ICG units have also been assisting the local administration in distribution of rations/food to the poor and migrant labourers in their respective areas. In addition, ICG has been in the forefront of Ministry of Defence (MoD) initiative to appreciate the efforts of COVID Warriors.

The ICG is also actively taking part in the ‘India Thanks COVID-19 Warriors’ initiative by illuminating ships and showering petals at hospitals treating Corona patients. Ships will appreciate the efforts of the COVID-19 Warriors by illuminating the ships on May 03, 2020 at 25 locations covering the entire coastline of the country including the remote sites and far flung island territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands. In addition, ICG helicopters will also shower petals on COVID-19 hospitals at five locations.

A total of 46 ICG ships and around 10 helicopters will take part in the initiative.  The locations where the ICG ships and aircraft will take part are:

SlNoLocation
ShipHelicopter
01PorbandarDaman
02OkhaMumbai
03RatnagiriGoa
04DahanuChennai
05MurudPort Blair
06Goa 
07New Mangalore 
08Kavratti 
09Tuticorin 
10Kanyakumari 
11Chennai 
12Krishnapatnam 
13Nizamapatnam 
14Puducherry 
15Kakinada 
16Paradip 
17Gopalpur/Puri 
18SagarIsland 
19Port Blair 
20Diglipur 
21Mayabuundur 
22Hutbay 
23Campbell Bay 

The ICG ships and aircraft continue to maintain strict vigil at sea and remains committed to ensure safe and secure seas around the Indian subcontinent. It is also maintaining 24×7 electronic surveillance of our coasts through Coastal Surveillance Radar Network.

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Antara Tripathy M.Sc., B.Ed. by qualification and bring 15 years of media reporting experience.. Coverred many illustarted events like, G20, ICC,MCCI,British High Commission, Bangladesh etc. She took over from the founder Editor of IBG NEWS Suman Munshi (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018 and October 2020 to 13 June 2023).
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