The Oil Spill Incident Management Training in Coastal Sea Areas for SLCG Personnel was conducted from 05th to 15th February 2019 with the aimed to enhance the oil spill response management capabilities of SLCG personnel in Coastal Waters by the specialists on Oil Spill Training of Japan Coast Guard at Advance Training Centre, Mirissa.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG)personnel deployed at Coast Guard Station Kirinda arrested a person while loading illegally mined sea sand to a tipper near Kirinda beach (locally known as Boraluwala) at 0130hours early morning on 6th February 2019. Arrested person (21-year-old male) and the tipper handed over to Kirinda police station for further investigation and legal action.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard Inshore Patrol Craft (CG-206)deployed off Beruwala area to deter illegal fishing activities, arrested 08 fishermen along with 04 Dinghies with 08 No’s of endangered fish (THAMBUWA) and17 fishermen along with fishing Trawler, 01 Canoe and 02 Dhows with 02 no’s of illegal fishing nets (Purse seine), 02 no’s of underwater lights with 03 no’s of batteries off Beruwala fishery harbor while engaging illegal fishing on 30th January and 02nd February respectively.
The Handing over ceremony of 03 No’s of Jet ski rescue boats donated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) under the direction of Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, Hon. John Amaratunge to enhance the lifesaving capabilities of Sri Lanka Coast Guard was held at SLCG Headquarters, Mirissa beach premises at 1500 hrs on 28th January2019.
The Handing over / Taking over ceremony of 03 No’s Stabicraft vessels donated by the government of Australia to boost the Maritime capability of Sri Lanka Coast Guard was held at SLNS Rangalla , Port of Colombo at 1600 hrs on 25th January2019. These vessels were donated to SLCG as result of a productive discussion held between the President of Sri Lanka Hon Mithripala Sirisena and former Prime Minister of Australia Hon Malcolm Turnbull during his visit to Sri Lanka on 2nd November 2017
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.