A Sevean member delegation consisted with senior officials from Japan Coast Guard (JCG) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) visited Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) from 04th to 06th December 2018 to conduct preparatory survey and discussions on ‘Detail Design on Oil Spill Incident Management Training’ with SLCG in next 03 years.
The Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Samar’ & Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Aryaman’ arrived at the Port of Galle on 04th December 2018 during their goodwill visit to Sri Lanka. The ships were ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Southern Naval Command of SLN on their arrival.
Commanding Officer of ICGS ‘Samar’, Commandant Arunabh Bose and Commanding Officer of ICGS ‘Aryaman’, Deputy Commandant Karan Kishore with other officers who arrived Sri Lanka on 01st December, paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Commodore YMGB Jayathilaka on 03rd December 2018 at Sri Lanka Coast Guard Rear Headquarters in Wellawatte. Cordial discussions were held on mutual interests and mementoes were exchanged symbolizing the goodwill of the two friendly forces.
Two Indian Coast Guard Ships, ICGS ‘Samar’ and ICGS ‘Aryaman’ arrived at Port of Colombo on 01st December 2018 on a goodwill visit. The ships were ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard in accordance with traditions on their arrival. Two ships will stay 03 days at CBO and will leave for Galle on 04th December for 03 days visit.
SLCGS Suraksha returned to the country after participating in DOSTI XIV – 2018 Tri lateral exercise which was held in Male, the Maldives from 25th to 28th November 2018. Sri Lanka, India,andthe Maldives participatedin the exercise and many training exercises were conducted including, SAR operations, Boarding operations, Casualty transferring at sea, and External fire fighting support.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), SLCGS ‘Suraksha’ sailed today (23rd November 2018) for Maldives to participate in the Trilateral Coast Guard Joint Exercise ‘DOSTI – XIV’ which is planned to be held in the seas off Male from 26th to 30th November 2018. SLCGS ‘Suraksha’ is representing the Sri Lanka Coast Guard for the first time for an exercise in foreign waters since her joining SLCG fleet in September 2017.
Regional Director, Southern Region (RDSR) of Sri Lanka Coast Guard conducted a series of drowning prevention awareness programmes for the School students, Fishermen and Civil Organizations from 02nd to 09th November 2018 at various locations in the Southern Province in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard launched Tree Planting Project on 5th November 2018 accomplishing its responsibility towards nation in protecting environment by planting 1000 trees along the coastal area of Panadura, Dikovita, Weligama, Oluvil, Balapitiya, Trincomalee and Thondamanaru in Jaffna areas. The officers of Department of Coastal Conservation and Coastal Resource Management, Sri Lanka Police and school children / civilians also participated for the event.
The Sri Lanka Coast Guard personnel deployed at Coast Guard Station Kirinda conducted a combined search operation in Kirinda sea area with the assistance of Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources staff, Hambanthota to apprehend illegally caged lobsters out at sea on 31st October 2018. Lobster fishing has been banned during the months of February, September and October as per Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act, No. 2 of 1996 since it is the reproductive season.
Sri Lanka Coast guard personnel on duty at Fishing Marshaling Point Cod bay arrested 06 fishermen with 08 No’s of shark fins (03 Kg) and Dry Shark 38 Kg whilst checking process was carried out for returning multiday fishing trawlers at 1030 hrs on 01st October 2018 and handed over same to Assistance Director Fisheries of Trincomalee for further investigations and legal actions.