Coast Guard conducts search and rescue exercise
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 22:51
  
Mumbai: Displaying its maritime strength, the Coast Guard on Saturday conducted its bi-annual search and rescue exercise off Mumbai coast.

The exercise conducted under the aegis of National Maritime Search and Rescue Board involved participation of seven Coast Guard ships, one Naval ship, two Dornier aircraft and one Indian Air Force helicopter, a press statement issued by the Coast Guard (western region) said.

For the first time, the exercise was witnessed by all stakeholders of Maritime Search and Rescue Board, observers from India and also those from nine nations including Japan, Indonesia, Srilanka, Malaysia and Philippines.

The fifth successful NMSARB exercise showed India's deep maritime capabilities besides building confidence in national and international maritime fraternity while operating in Indian waters.

"During the sea exercise, an air crash scenario was simulated wherein one aircraft with 100 passengers on passage from Mumbai to Muscat 'crashed' at sea due to technical snag," it said.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 22:30


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