ICGS Sujeet Launched at Goa Shipyard

May 22, 2019 – The 2nd Vessel of the indigenous Project for 05 Offshore Patrol Vessels for Indian Coast Guard was ceremoniously launched on 25 May 2019 at Goa Shipyard Limited. Mrs Seema Mittal, wife of Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) Shri Sanjiv Mittal performed the launching rituals and named the vessel as ‘Sujeet’. The first vessel of ship class was launched three months earlier by the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri on 21 Feb 2019. The ceremony was attended by Coast Guard Commander (Western Seaboard) – ADG K Natarajan, PTM,…

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US, Philippine Coast Guards conduct joint search and rescue exercise

May 14, 2019 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) and vessels from the Philippine coast guard conducted joint search-and-rescue exercises Tuesday in the South China Sea west of Manila. The Bertholf, a 418-foot National Security Cutter based in Alameda, California, worked together with the Philippine coast guard vessels Batangas and Kalanggaman on small boat search-and-rescue tactics to effect the mock rescue of a person in the water. The Bertholf is in the midst of a Western Pacific deployment under the tactical control of the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet.…

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Floreal Trains With Seychelles Coast Guard

May 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – Currently deployed on a counter-terrorism mission in the Indian Ocean within Task Force 150 (TF150), the surveillance frigate Floréal was calling at Port Victoria in Seychelles on 24 April. A step that allowed French sailors to conduct several training actions for the benefit of the Seychellois military. A delegation of ten Seychelles Air Force (SAF) seamen went aboard for training focused on the organization and operation of a helicopter carrier building. The visit of the light aviation facilities on board allowed them to better…

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Saab to Deliver Communication System to Norwegian Coast Guard Vessels

January 15, 2019 – Saab has signed a contract with Vard Group AS to take on the communication integrator role for the Norwegian Coast Guard project P6615. Saab will provide the Norwegian Coast Guard’s three newly ordered vessels with Saab’s complete Integrated Communication System, TactiCall, consisting of both internal and external communication. “The third generation of TactiCall is able to meet the customer’s tough requirements. It combines and matches both human and tactical conditions and is easy to operate,” says Ellen Molin, Senior Vice President and head of Saab’s business…

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ST Engineering’s Marine Arm Secures New Contracts

January 14, 2019 – ST Engineering announced today that its Marine arm has won S$560m worth of new contracts in the last quarter of 2018. The award of these contracts demonstrates the sector’s ability to deliver total marine and environmental engineering solutions at its facilities in Singapore and the US. Fast Patrol Boats For the Singapore Police Coast Guard The Ministry of Home Affairs has awarded ST Engineering a contract for the design, construction and maintenance of Fast Patrol Boats for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Construction of the boats…

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Indian Navy Completes Refit of Maldivian Coast Guard Ship Huravee

November 15, 2018 – Maldivian Coast Guard Ship (MCGS) Huravee successfully completed her refit at Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam (ND(V)) and the ship was formally handed over to Major Mohamed Jamshad, Commanding Officer MCGS Huravee at a ceremony on 15 November 2018. The chief guest for the function, Rear Admiral Amit Bose, Admiral Superintendent ND(V) assured continued support of the Indian Navy to the Maldivian Coast Guard. The Commanding Officer also took this opportunity to thank the Indian Navy for successful completion of the refit. The four-month long refit of MCGS…

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ARES will build 14 patrol boats for the coast guard of Oman

November 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – Turkish boat building company ARES Shipyard announced on November 13, 2018 that it signed a contract to build 14 high-speed patrol boats of the Ares 85 Hercules project for the Coast Guard of the Royal Oman Police (Royal Oman Police Coast Guard – ROPCG). The contract was awarded to ARES based on the results of an international tender, in which ten shipyards from different countries participated, the parameters of the contract were not disclosed. Image of the Ares 85 Hercules patrol boat of the…

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National Assembly Discusses Coast Guard’s Role

November 6, 2018 – In an afternoon session, the National Assembly discussed the draft Law on Vietnamese Coast Guard, which defines the force’s mission as to fight criminal activities, ensure safety and support fishermen. The Vietnamese Coast Guard will also play a role in protecting the country’s sovereignty and uphold order within the country’s maritime territory. Deputy Bố Thị Xuân Linh said for the last 20 years, the Vietnamese Coast Guard has shown dedication in fulfilling its mission at sea. The force also enjoys widespread recognition within the regional and…

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Reliance Naval Launches Indian Coast Guard Training Ship

October 24, 2018 – A state-of-the-art Training Ship of 3,000 tonnes displacement was launched today at the shipyard of Reliance Naval & Engineering, located at the Port of Pipavav, Gujarat. The training ship, the largest ship ever built for the Indian Coast Guard, was launched at the auspices of Smt Urmila Singh, wife of Sh Rajendra Singh, the Director General of the Indian Coast Guard. The ship was named by Smt. Urmila Singh as ICGS Varuna, at a ceremony attended by a large gathering of Coast Guard officers and sailors,…

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Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs Awards Record-Breaking Maritime Simulator Contract to KONGSBERG

October 15, 2018 – KONGSBERG has landed its largest ever simulator contract in a SGD 21.2 million deal with the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs. The contract, executed by Kongsberg Digital Maritime Simulation, will see the delivery in Q1 2020 of four advanced K-Sim Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators with a 10 year comprehensive maintenance agreement to the Singapore Police Coast Guard. The new simulator facility is being established to provide highly realistic Tactical Boat Handling and Fast Interception training for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Kongsberg Digital will…

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High level meeting between Indian and Vietnamese Coast Guards

October 1, 2018 – A High Level Meeting between Coast Guards of India and Vietnam was held at Coast Guard Headquarters here today under the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2015. Director General Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Shri Rajendra Singhled the Indian side while Commandant, Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) Major General Nguyen VanSonled a six member Vietnamese side. During the meeting both sides agreed to strengthen mutual cooperation in accordance with the provisions of MoU. Sharing of best management practices and augmenting operational level interaction were…

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Philippine Coast Guard becomes Philippines’ first H145 operator for parapublic missions

September 26, 2018 – Philippine Coast Guard has placed an order for one H145 helicopter, making it the first H145 parapublic operator in the Philippines. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with high frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and law enforcement. The latest contract will also encompass on-site technical support and continuing airworthiness management organization services, fully supported by Airbus’ team in the country. “We are honored…

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Coast Guard Central to National Security

August 29, 2018 – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has described the Việt Nam Coast Guard as the core force protecting national security and maritime order and safety. Addressing a ceremony to mark 20 years of the Việt Nam Coast Guard in Hà Nội on Tuesday, the top legislator stressed the important role of Việt Nam’s seas and islands in national construction and defence. The Party and State consistently pursued a policy of protecting and developing the sea-based economy, she said. Citing the Maritime Strategy until 2020 and…

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EU NAVFOR Helping Build Djibouti Coast Guard

Building and supporting maritime capabilities in the region is vital for on-going shared security and cooperation. EU NAVFOR is committed to assisting where it can to strengthen development with local partners. EU NAVFOR’s warship ITS Carlo Margottini recently conducted a local maritime capacity building exercise with members of the Djibouti Coastguard. The training focused on boarding operations and evidence gathering with the Coast Guard. The embarked Italian crew delivered the maritime training as part of the EU’s integrated approach to tackling piracy on the high seas. This training proved to…

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First ARES 150 Hercules Successful Trials Leads to Order for Three More From Qatar Coast Guard

BMT has successfully completed sea trials for the first of two 48m patrol boats destined for the Qatar Coastguard. ARES 150 HERCULES-01Partnering with ARES Shipyard (ARES), the duo have designed and built 17 patrol boats from advanced composites in just 36 months – 18 months ahead of schedule. The last in the series – the 48m ARES 150 HERCULES has just completed sea trials which have been hailed a success with the vessel achieving a maximum speed of 37 knots. The total order from the Qatar Ministry of Interior, Coastguard…

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