Indian Coast Guard joins the nation to thank COVID-19 Warriors Indian Coast Guard joins the nation to thank COVID-19 Warriors



Indian Coast Guard joins the nation to thank COVID-19 Warriors

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Indian Coast GuardNew Delhi. 02 May 2020. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) stands in solidarity with efforts of the Government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)proactively by undertaking additional community interaction programmes about the precautions to be adopted to educate mariners, especially fishermen community, ports and other agencies. The ICG units have also been assisting the local administration in distribution of rations/food to the poor and migrant labourers in their respective areas. In addition, ICG has been in the forefront of Ministry of Defence (MoD) initiative to appreciate the efforts of COVID Warriors.

Indian Coast GuardThe ICG is also actively taking part in the ‘India Thanks COVID-19 Warriors’ initiative by illuminating ships and showering petals at hospitals treating Corona patients. Ships will appreciate the efforts of the COVID-19 Warriors by illuminating the ships on May 03, 2020 at 25 locations covering the entire coastline of the country including the remote sites and far flung island territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands. In addition, ICG helicopters will also shower petals on COVID-19 hospitals at five locations.

A total of 46 ICG ships and around 10 helicopters will take part in the initiative.  The locations where the ICG ships and aircraft will take part are:

SlNo Location
Ship Helicopter
01 Porbandar Daman
02 Okha Mumbai
03 Ratnagiri Goa
04 Dahanu Chennai
05 Murud Port Blair
06 Goa
07 New Mangalore
08 Kavratti
09 Tuticorin
10 Kanyakumari
11 Chennai
12 Krishnapatnam
13 Nizamapatnam
14 Puducherry
15 Kakinada
16 Paradip
17 Gopalpur/Puri
18 SagarIsland
19 Port Blair
20 Diglipur
21 Mayabuundur
22 Hutbay
23 Campbell Bay


The ICG ships and aircraft continue to maintain strict vigil at sea and remains committed to ensure safe and secure seas around the Indian subcontinent. It is also maintaining 24×7 electronic surveillance of our coasts through Coastal Surveillance Radar Network.

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