Deputy Inspector General KR Suresh, TM, The Commander, Coast Guard Karnataka addressed the Officers, men and civilian employees on the occasion of CG Raising Day. The Commander stated that, “Coast Guard Karnataka has instilled faith in the heart of the coastal community and fishermen of Karnataka only because of the dire commitment to protect our sovereignty and save innocent souls at sea at all costs with utter disregard to one’s own life. The daunting and challenging tasks at sea in all situations have seemed simple because of infallible attitude, professionalism and patriotism shown by all of us. Today, we must pledge to multiply our efforts and strive to sharpen our alertness to matchless standards for the cause of national ocean security”.
Coast Guard Headquarters, Western Region, Mumbai has declared Coast Guard Karnataka as ‘The Best Coast Guard Shore Unit’ for its incessant approach and steadfast actions with 360o coverage for operations, infrastructure development and humanitarian services at sea over past one year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on January 29, 2017, acknowledged the monumental and awe-inspiring contribution of Coast Guard for the past four decades. He personally expressed his pride towards the service’s scintillating contribution on national maritime interest and the aspects of ocean security.
Indian Coast Guard’s mammoth success and growth lies in the sheer fact that began with mere two small corvettes and five patrol boats, whereas, today the service is omnipresent on National and International maritime domain with 125 ships, 62 aircraft, 42 shore stations and 11 air establishments. The Service has successfully attained the status as the fourth largest Coast Guard in the world and is persistent in her commitment to serve our nation and its countrymen. Karnataka has a coastline of 320 Kms and in close proximity to the Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands.