Coast Guard intensifies surveillance along Malabar coast

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Kozhikode, Nov 27 (UNI) The Coast Guard has intensified surveillance along the Malabar Coast following reports that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and other terror groups were shifting their operations along the Kerala shore, a senior officer today said.

The CG had launched a multi-pronged surveillance mission, including reconnaissance by a Dornier aircraft to detect any clandestine operations along the coast, its Beypore Station Commandant P K Mishra told UNI.

He said a ship from Mangalore had also been switched into service to undertake deep sea surveillance.

Besides, the CG had pressed into service many fast patrol boats for on-shore patrolling.

Although the CG had not came across any militant group so far, he said sinking of merchant vessel MVS Lakshadweep owned by Lakshadweep Marketing Society 90 nautical mile off Mangalore Port earlier this month hinted at the heightened activities of some terror groups in the region.

The vessel was sailing to Kalpeni from Mangalore port when the accident occured.

UNI

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