ICGS C-412, C150 rebased at Hut Bay to enhance vigil

Port Blair
3 Apr 2017

The Indian Coast Guard based two ships, CG Interceptor Boats C-412 and C-150, at Hut Bay, Little Andaman on April 1 for enhancing vigilance and effective optimization of CG assets in the islands. Inspector General Kuldip Singh Sheron PTM, TM Commander Coast Guard Region (A&N) presided over the induction ceremony and appreciated the support infrastructure readiness by the Station Commander Commandant PB Nikhariya, Commanding Officer ICGS Hut Bay.
The Coast Guard Ships ICGS-412 and ICGS-150, commanded by Dy Comdt CR Singh and Asst Comdt AS Jhaj, are interceptor ships for high speed chase and patrolling the strategic 10-degree channel. The ships shall be permanently based and deployed from Hut Bay. The COMCG (A&N) conveyed that the basing of ships at Hutbay is part of the plan to spread CG footprint to remote far-flung islands and have quick response time for any exigencies. Coast Guard has earlier this year based two ships at Campbell Bay to strengthen security in the Great Nicobar  region.
IG Kuldip Singh Sheron apprised the ongoing infrastructure development in the region with special mention to Andaman & Nicobar administration for land allotments at Kamorta and Campbell Bay. The future Coast Guard projects envisage operational logistics and technical support infrastructure as well disaster relief facilities for the local population.