KOCHI: The coastal defence train Sea Vigil 2021, carried out by the Indian Navy in shut coordination with Indian Coast Guard, State Governments and Union Territories concluded on Wednesday. It was the second version of the most important coastal defence train within the nation that was carried out pan India in all coastal states and UTs of India.
The two-day train was carried out in shut coordination with the Coast Guard and all different maritime stakeholders with the purpose of validating the efficacy of the nation’s coastal defence techniques towards threats arising from the ocean. It was one of many largest coastal safety workouts undertaken by the nation in latest occasions, overlaying the complete spectrum of maritime safety.
The train was carried out in Kerala and Lakshadweep beneath the aegis of Commander–in-Chief, Coastal Defence and noticed the participation of greater than 100 ships, patrol crafts and plane of Indian Navy and Coast Guard, in addition to patrol boats manned by numerous safety businesses, participated within the train, off the coast of Kerala, Mahe and Lakshdweep.
“The exercise Sea Vigil sought to undertake a realistic evaluation of the coastal security architecture of the country, which has seen dynamic changes, since 26/11. The real time picture of activities during the exercise was monitored by various operational and control centres especially at the Joint Operation Centres in various states. Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command, who is also the Commander-in-Chief, Coastal Defence, Kerala reviewed the progress of the exercise at Joint Operations Centre (Kochi) in the presence of senior nodal officers from Coast Guard, Coastal Police, Customs, IB and Fisheries,” stated a naval assertion.
Navy stated that the teachings recognized from this train would additional strengthen the general coastal defence construction of the nation, particularly when it comes to seamless communication, coordination amongst safety businesses and optimisation of assets.
The train has additionally supplied a chance to refine the Standard Operating Procedures of assorted businesses concerned in coastal safety.