All woman officer crew for marine patrolling on Eastern Coast

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Chennai, Dec 23: In a 'first of its kind' initiative on the Eastern coast of India, the Coast Guard has deployed an all-woman officer crew for undertaking maritime patrolling on the sea in a fixed wing Dornier aircraft.

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Deputy Commandants Akshi and Sunita and Observer Priyanka Tyagi from 744 Squadron Coast Guard Air Station here "have successfully completed maritime reconnaissance Dornier sortie over high seas," a release from Coast Guard Eastern Region said.

"All lady officers have been continuosly trained for real time operations which include pollution response, maritime reconnaissance, search and rescue and anti-poaching missions," it said.

PTI

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