Sunday, July 20, 2014

Indian Coast Guard Rescues Chinese Nationals




Indian Coast Guard professionally undertook one more life saving operation by evacuating two Chinese nationals from a Singapore registered vessel MV Ocean Crown at high seas, off Mumbai. The 245 meters long vessel was on passage from Sikka/India to Port Sao Bastiao/Brazil at about 2145 hrs on 18 July, 2014.


2 comments:

CONCERNED said...

Madam, you NEED to start raising the issues with the pathetic state of the ICG's and Indian Navy's helicopter fleet- it is ancient, obsolete and insufficient. The Indian navy is inducting $1 billion dollar destroyers and flying off them are only 1 (of 2 hangers) aged Sea Kings inducted 30+ years ago. The Indian Navy's MRH procurement has been stalled for years and is urgently needed.

Simiarly the Chetak operated by both the IN and ICG are of 1960s vintage and are obsolete- not to mention being singled engined which is a massive no-no for navy helicopters in the 21st century (the ICG and IN are probably the last modern navy operating single engine helis in this domain) and their replamcent is nowhere to be seen.

From what I've heard only 1/5 IN vessels sail with a heli which is a dismal state of reediness obviously.


Plese raise this as every level within the MoD.

CONCERNED said...

Madam, you NEED to start raising the issues with the pathetic state of the ICG's and Indian Navy's helicopter fleet- it is ancient, obsolete and insufficient. The Indian navy is inducting $1 billion dollar destroyers and flying off them are only 1 (of 2 hangers) aged Sea Kings inducted 30+ years ago. The Indian Navy's MRH procurement has been stalled for years and is urgently needed.

Simiarly the Chetak operated by both the IN and ICG are of 1960s vintage and are obsolete- not to mention being singled engined which is a massive no-no for navy helicopters in the 21st century (the ICG and IN are probably the last modern navy operating single engine helis in this domain) and their replamcent is nowhere to be seen.

From what I've heard only 1/5 IN vessels sail with a heli which is a dismal state of reediness obviously.


Plese raise this as every level within the MoD.