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Workshop at Paradip, Odisha, on marine search and rescue

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) hosted a two-day program on Maritime Search and Rescue (M-SAR) that drew participants from all around the state.

Representatives from a number of important organizations attended the workshop, including the Department of Fisheries, the Odisha Maritime Academy (OMA), the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the marine police, the Odisha State police, customs, the Forest Department, and other stakeholders.

It sought to support the sharing of knowledge amongst shareholders, assume control of marine search and rescue activities within the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone, and increase agency readiness for dealing with difficulties related to maritime search and rescue along the Odisha coast. DIG Sanjay Negi, the Commander of the Coast Guard District in Odisha, opened the session by highlighting the need of smooth agency coordination to guarantee efficient Maritime SAR operations and improve maritime domain safety.

The training provided participants with an essential opportunity to acquire experience, cultivate maximum collaboration, and improve readiness to protect lives and property at sea.

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