CG interacts with fishermen community at Sippighat

Port Blair
1 Aug 2017

As part of its initiative to interact with fishing and coastal community of these islands, the Coast Guard, A & N Region conducted a Community Interaction Program at Gram Panchayat Hall, Sippighat by ICG Ships Rajshree and Rajveer on Tuesday. The event was conducted in close coordination with fisheries department and village panchayat. Local fishermen along with the Gram Pradhan were present during the interaction.
During the event, fishermen were briefed about various safety precautions to be adhered to , while they operate at sea, including use of safety equipment and gears. The fishermen were advised to carry all life saving equipment, boat registration papers including crew ID cards. A lecture was also conducted on basic first-aid techniques required to be provided in event of drowning, snake bite and burn injuries. The participants were also sensitized on prevailing security issues and were also informed about important phone numbers of Coast Guard helpline 1554 and Police helpline 1093. They were also enlightened on the actions required to be taken during emergency at sea and on sighting of unidentified / suspect boats at sea.