Coast Guard all set for National Level SAR Exercise

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Port Blair, Nov 14 (UNI) The Indian Coast Guard is all set to conduct a national level Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise in the Andaman waters on Friday.

During the first-of-its-kind operation, rescue of passengers from an ill-fated ship will be simulated. The SAR exercise was planned in the Andaman sea since nowhere else in India, passenger ships ply in such large numbers, carrying islanders and tourists.

This had necessitated for all resource agencies jointly validate the standard operating procedures for rescue at sea, Commandant Akshay Jain the Public Relations Officer of Indian Coast Guard in the Island told 'UNI' today.

Various other agencies like PMB, DSS, Administration, Police, SCI, TCI, DGCA, AAI and Customs besides Indian Navy and Indian Air Force will participate in the SAR Exercise. The Director General, Indian Coast Guard Vice Admiral, R F Contractor will also inspect the Search and Rescue Exercise in Andaman, Commandant Jain added.


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