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Cyclone Gulab: Impact area, expected trajectory and other details in 10 points

According to IMD forecast, Cyclone Gulab will bring widespread and heavy rain to parts of east and central India. The IMD has forecast another cyclonic circulation around September 28.
The predicted path of Cyclone Gulab as presented by India Meteorological Department.(Courtesy: mausam.imd.gov.in)
The predicted path of Cyclone Gulab as presented by India Meteorological Department.(Courtesy: mausam.imd.gov.in)
Published on Sep 25, 2021 01:47 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bodies of all 6 fishermen who died in boat capsize off Mangaluru recovered

The boat which had set off on a deep sea fishing expedition with 22 men on board on Monday morning capsized in high speed wind.
The Coast Guard said bodies of four of the six fishermen were recovered on Wednesday.(Representational Image/HT PHOTO)
The Coast Guard said bodies of four of the six fishermen were recovered on Wednesday.(Representational Image/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 02, 2020 05:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent

100kg heroin in empty fuel tank seized from Lankan boat. Pakistan is the source

The drugs were transferred onto the Sri Lankan vessel on high seas by a Pakistani dhow from Karachi, officials familiar with the development said.
The Coast Guard has seized drugs including 100kg of heroin from a Sri Lankan boat south of Thoothukudi during an operation.(Sourced)
The Coast Guard has seized drugs including 100kg of heroin from a Sri Lankan boat south of Thoothukudi during an operation.(Sourced)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 05:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

Defence minister Rajnath Singh commissions coast guard vessels via video conference

Coast Guard Director General Krishnaswamy Natarajan said the commissioning of the vessels proved that despite the hurdles posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the maritime organisation was moving ahead.
Rajnath Singh praised GSL and L&T Shipyard for continuing to build and maintain ships under the present circumstances.(PHOTO: DEFENCE MINISTRY .)
Rajnath Singh praised GSL and L&T Shipyard for continuing to build and maintain ships under the present circumstances.(PHOTO: DEFENCE MINISTRY .)
Updated on May 15, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Rajnath Singh adds patrol vessel, 2 interceptor boats to Coast Guard strength

Sachet has been designed and built by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensor and machinery.
The oceans are the lifelines of global prosperity, Rajnath Singh said at the ceremony.(PTI)
The oceans are the lifelines of global prosperity, Rajnath Singh said at the ceremony.(PTI)
Published on May 15, 2020 01:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Coast Guard ‘rescues’ passengers of plane that pitched into sea as part of mock drill

The annual exercise, which this year focussed on the harmonization of the aeronautical and maritime rescue led the coast guard to devise a simulated situation in which an aircraft was forced to pitch into the sea and the passengers needed to be rescued.
For the exercise, a message was received regarding an aircraft having dived into the water with 220 passengers onboard. The exercise commenced on receipt of a distress message.(HT PHOTO.)
For the exercise, a message was received regarding an aircraft having dived into the water with 220 passengers onboard. The exercise commenced on receipt of a distress message.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 03:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Restaurant diaries

A journey through some new restaurants confirms my view that it’s hard to get good European food in India while pan-Asian rules the standalone sector
The bar focus might explain the dingy lighting but the welcome is warm and service attentive in Slink and Bardot
The bar focus might explain the dingy lighting but the welcome is warm and service attentive in Slink and Bardot
Updated on Jan 25, 2020 11:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

Indian Coast guards rescue 264 distressed fishermen from Arabian Sea

A distress call was received on December 3 and seven Merchant Vessels transiting through the area responded to the Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Centre and were requested to provide assistance to the distressed fishing boats in the vicinity till the arrival of ICG ships in the area, a statement said.
Indian Merchant Vessel Navdhenu Purna rescued 86 fishermen from 07 IFBs and a Japanese flag vessel MV Towada rescued around 34 fishermen from the distressed fishing boats.(ANI / Twitter)
Indian Merchant Vessel Navdhenu Purna rescued 86 fishermen from 07 IFBs and a Japanese flag vessel MV Towada rescued around 34 fishermen from the distressed fishing boats.(ANI / Twitter)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Asian News International

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone Bulbul hits Bangladesh

Up to 1.8 million were expected to be evacuated by Saturday evening ahead of Cyclone Bulbul, said Enamur Rahman, Bangladesh’s junior disaster management minister. More than 5,000 shelters had been prepared by Saturday morning.
A strong cyclone made landfall early Sunday in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of people have moved to shelters across the low-lying delta nation’s vast coastal region.
A strong cyclone made landfall early Sunday in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of people have moved to shelters across the low-lying delta nation’s vast coastal region.
Updated on Nov 10, 2019 06:54 AM IST
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Dhaka | By Associated Press

Oil tanker breaks loose in squall at Goa port, drifts towards capital city

The Coast Guard said efforts were on to secure the ship to tug boats and tow it back to port.
The tanker broke free of its anchor in inclement weather, high waves and strong winds and drifted towards Dona Paula in the capital city of Panaji.(Sourced Photo)
The tanker broke free of its anchor in inclement weather, high waves and strong winds and drifted towards Dona Paula in the capital city of Panaji.(Sourced Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2019 06:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza

3 killed, four fishermen missing after heavy rain batters southern Gujarat

The first incident happened in Rajkot, where a car with four people on board was swept away by a strong water current in the inundated causeway over Fofal river.
Heavy rains continued in several parts of Saurashtra including Rajkot, Junagadh, Morbi and Devbhoomi Dwarka districts on Sunday, according to the Gujarat emergency operation centre.(PTI PHOTO)
Heavy rains continued in several parts of Saurashtra including Rajkot, Junagadh, Morbi and Devbhoomi Dwarka districts on Sunday, according to the Gujarat emergency operation centre.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 05:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent

California boat crew was asleep when fatal fire ignited, say officials

Five crew members, including the captain, were asleep on the vessel’s second deck and survived. The sixth, a 26-year-old deckhand named Allie Kurtz, was sleeping below and perished with the boat’s 33 passengers.
A disclosure from the National Transportation Safety Board that all six crew members were asleep aboard the Conception on September 2 when the deadly blaze broke out.(Reuters photo)
A disclosure from the National Transportation Safety Board that all six crew members were asleep aboard the Conception on September 2 when the deadly blaze broke out.(Reuters photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2019 12:33 PM IST
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Los Angeles | By Associated Press

Coast Guard deploys ship off old Mangalore port to search for CCD founder VG Siddhartha

ICGS Rajdoot has been tasked to patrol off the old Mangalore Port and maintaining a sharp lookout very close to harbour mouth, while ICGS Savitribai Phule has been kept on standby.
The Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday said it has deployed a ship off the old Mangalore port to search for V G Siddhartha, the founder of the(ANI/Twitter)
The Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday said it has deployed a ship off the old Mangalore port to search for V G Siddhartha, the founder of the(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Jul 30, 2019 01:39 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

On video, army officer drowning on Goa beach rescued by Coast Guard chopper

Director General of Coast Guard, Himanshu Nautiyal, said the rescue was successful despite choppy and windy conditions.
A 26-year-old army officer who slipped off the rocks and fell into the choppy sea was rescued by a coast guard helicopter on Thursday(Coast Guard)
A 26-year-old army officer who slipped off the rocks and fell into the choppy sea was rescued by a coast guard helicopter on Thursday(Coast Guard)
Updated on May 23, 2020 04:45 PM IST
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Panaji | By Gerard de Souza

Kerala on alert after intel on IS threat along coast

Last week, intelligence agencies had alerted the state that at least 15 IS militants had set off from the Sri Lankan coast in a fishing vessel and were reportedly heading either towards Kerala or Lakshadweep.
Last week, intelligence agencies had alerted the state that at least 15 IS militants had set off from the Sri Lankan coast in a fishing vessel(Getty Images)
Last week, intelligence agencies had alerted the state that at least 15 IS militants had set off from the Sri Lankan coast in a fishing vessel(Getty Images)
Published on May 28, 2019 10:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent

India tweaks rules for friendly countries for defence exports

In a recently issued order, the ministries of defence and external affairs said the friendly countries can buy defence equipments like Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) manufactured in India at the same price as Indian armed forces have bought them for.
The third Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli near Chennai.(PTI File)
The third Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli near Chennai.(PTI File)
Published on May 27, 2019 10:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Coast Guard nabs Pakistan ship carrying drugs worth Rs 600 crore

The fleet of ships and aircraft were on the lookout for a Pakistani boat suspected to be carrying narcotics. Intelligence pointed to a Pakistani boat would sneak into Indian waters to land the contraband.
Pak fishing boat carrying contraband was caught(Coast Guard)
Pak fishing boat carrying contraband was caught(Coast Guard)
Updated on May 21, 2019 07:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Cyclone Fani ‘very likely’ to turn into severe storm, rescue teams on alert

The NDRF and the Indian Coast Guard have been put on high alert and placed at the disposal of the state governments concerned.
Representational Image(REUTERS File)
Representational Image(REUTERS File)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 03:11 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Boat capsizes off Mumbai coast, one missing, six saved

The owner of the tugboat, Ravi Kiran Iyer, 47, identified the missing person as Abdul Azeez. He is a resident of West Bengal and has been working on the vessel for the past eight months.
A 53-year-old man is missing, while six others were rescued after a tugboat carrying them capsized around 12 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast, on Monday.(Representative Image)
A 53-year-old man is missing, while six others were rescued after a tugboat carrying them capsized around 12 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast, on Monday.(Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 04:41 AM IST
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Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Coast Guard ships douse major fire on research vessel

Two Indian Coast Guard ships doused a major fire on board a ship, carrying around 30 crew members and 16 scientists late last night off the Mangaluru coast in Karnataka.
Indian Coast Guard ships -Vikram and Shoor- doused a major fire on board a ship, Sagar Sampada.(Twitter/@IndiaCoastGuard)
Indian Coast Guard ships -Vikram and Shoor- doused a major fire on board a ship, Sagar Sampada.(Twitter/@IndiaCoastGuard)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 11:43 AM IST
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Mangaluru | By Asian News International

30 bodies of migrants found after two boats capsize off Djibouti

Thirty bodies have been found after some 130 migrants went missing off Djibouti when two boats capsized in rough waters, the United Nations migration agency said on Wednesday.
Thousands of migrants from the turbulent Horn of Africa region set off every year from Djibouti to cross the Bab al-Mandab Strait for the Arabian Peninsula with hopes of finding work in rich Gulf countries.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Thousands of migrants from the turbulent Horn of Africa region set off every year from Djibouti to cross the Bab al-Mandab Strait for the Arabian Peninsula with hopes of finding work in rich Gulf countries.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Jan 30, 2019 11:33 PM IST
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Johannesburg | By Associated Press

Navy, Coast Guard test India’s coastal readiness

More than 100 warships, patrol boats of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard, as well as UAVs, were out combing the western and eastern seaboards in search of “the enemy” — small boats carrying terrorists — on Tuesday, as part of “Operation Sea Vigil”.
Mumbai Police tightened security at Girgoan Chowpatty in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Mumbai Police tightened security at Girgoan Chowpatty in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2019 11:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen

1 missing after fishing boat accident off Mumbai coast, rescue launched

Seven fishermen drowned after a fishing vessel met with an accident in the sea off Mumbai coast early on Sunday morning.
Rescue operations have been launched, with the Coast Guard sending an interceptor vessel Charlie, a Chetak helicopter and an inboard patrol vessel.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Rescue operations have been launched, with the Coast Guard sending an interceptor vessel Charlie, a Chetak helicopter and an inboard patrol vessel.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 12:24 PM IST
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One drowned as boat carrying Maharashtra chief secretary capsizes off Mumbai coast

A Maharashtra government official died as a boat carrying senior government officials including the state’s top bureaucrat Dinesh Kumar Jain capsized near Prongs Reef Lighthouse.
One official killed as a boat carrying senior Maharashtra government officials including the state’s top bureaucrat Dinesh Kumar Jain capsized near Prongs Reef Lighthouse.(HT Photo)
One official killed as a boat carrying senior Maharashtra government officials including the state’s top bureaucrat Dinesh Kumar Jain capsized near Prongs Reef Lighthouse.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 07:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

India on alert against possible Lashkar, Jaish attacks from sea

The Indian Navy and Coast Guard have been put on alert against attacks on ports, cargo ships and oil tankers by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has been building sea strike capabilities since June this year, Pakistan watchers and counter-terror officials said.
Interrogation of 26/11 accused David Coleman Headley by NIA had revealed that the 10 gunmen involved in the Mumbai terror attack were trained by Pakistan Navy deep sea divers or frogmen.(AP/File Photo)
Interrogation of 26/11 accused David Coleman Headley by NIA had revealed that the 10 gunmen involved in the Mumbai terror attack were trained by Pakistan Navy deep sea divers or frogmen.(AP/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 12:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

Hurricane Florence claims 11 lives, North Carolina braces for widespread flooding

More than 60 centimeters of rain had fallen in places, and the drenching went on and on, with forecasters saying there could be an additional 45 centimeters by the end of the weekend.
People being rescued by a member of the US Army during the passing of Hurricane Florence in the town of New Bern, North Carolina on September 14, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
People being rescued by a member of the US Army during the passing of Hurricane Florence in the town of New Bern, North Carolina on September 14, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2018 11:40 PM IST
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New Bern (NC) | By Associated Press

Overweight employees won’t get cheap alcohol, says Coast Guard

The move is aimed at ensuring that personnel stay fit, an official said.
Gujarat is a dry state but defence personnel can buy subsidised liquor from Canteen Stores Department outlets.(HT/Picture for representation)
Gujarat is a dry state but defence personnel can buy subsidised liquor from Canteen Stores Department outlets.(HT/Picture for representation)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 09:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh

Coast Guard undertakes ‘Operation Water Baby’ in Kerala

The rescue operation began after a call from the Mumbai Coast Guard about rising water level in the Idukki dam area.
People are airlifted by Navy personnel during a rescue operation at a flooded area in Paravoor near Kochi.(AFP)
People are airlifted by Navy personnel during a rescue operation at a flooded area in Paravoor near Kochi.(AFP)
Published on Aug 19, 2018 01:47 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India

How ‘sahyog’ from defence personnel is helping Kerala combat rain fury

Personnel of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard are tirelessly working 24x7 in evacuating hapless people from isolated places, constructing temporary bridges, repairing and clearing roads in villages of Kerala, braving incessant rains and landslip threats.
Soldiers clear debris off a road in a flood affected area at Wayanad.(PTI)
Soldiers clear debris off a road in a flood affected area at Wayanad.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 12, 2018 08:13 PM IST
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Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India

Storm warning: Kerala on high alert after depression in Arabian Sea deepens

The Met office has warned fishermen in Kerala’s southern tip not to venture into the sea for next two days as a major depression in the Arabian Sea is predicted to lead to heavy rainfall.
After cyclone Ockhi ravaged the southern coast, fishermen claimed that they were not given any warning by the state fisheries department.(AFP File Photo)
After cyclone Ockhi ravaged the southern coast, fishermen claimed that they were not given any warning by the state fisheries department.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2018 07:30 PM IST
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