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Indian Coast Guard conducts Exercise ‘Clean Sea-2018’ at sea off Port Blair

 

 

Indian Coast Guard conducts Exercise ‘Clean Sea-2018’ at sea off Port Blair: Details, Aim, Background, Highlights

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has conducted the Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise named ‘Clean Sea-2018’ on 6th December 2018, at sea off Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The Clean Sea-2018 exercise main aim was to ensure the preparedness of IGC, resource agencies and other stakeholders in responding to the major oil spill in line with provisions of the National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOS-DCP).

The Clean Sea-2018 exercise was conducted under observation of Inspector General Maneesh V Pathak, Commander Coast Guard Region (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and was overseen by Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Administration Shri Chetan B Sanghi, who embarked onboard Coast Guard Ship Vijith.

The Clean Sea-2018 saw the participation of ICG Pollution Control Vessel and integration of Indian Coast Guard ships Viswasth, Vijith, Rajveer, Rajshri, 4 interceptor boats, and its air assets Dornier and Chetak helicopters.

Background

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) under the Ministry of Defence is responsible for marine environment protection in maritime zones of India and is coordinating authority for response to oil spills in Indian waters.

ICG has drawn up National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOS-DCP) and has established three pollution response centers at Mumbai, Chennai, and Port Blair.


 

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