The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has opened its third station in the east coast state of Andhra Pradesh in a bid to boost coast security infrastructure there and to enable better busting of maritime crimes such as smuggling and efficient search and rescue efforts for fishermen in distress.
The ICG station came up in Krishnapatnam, which is the 20th ICG station in the country. Seven more new stations are on the anvil.
This newly commissioned ICG station at Krishnapatnam would facilitate search and rescue operations towards saving lives.
The Krishnapatnam station will function under the administrative and operational control of ICG Commander (East) through Coast Guard district-6 headquarters located at Visakhapatnam.
New stations will soon come up in Mundra, Pipavav, Nizampatnam, Gopalpur, Frezergunj, Kamorta and Mayabunder.