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Coast Guard patrol vessel commissioned at Karaikal

Press Trust of India  |  Karaikal 

A state-of-the-art patrol vessel of the has been commissioned at in the Union Territory of

Thepatrolvessel 'Charlie-435' equipped with modern navigation and was commissioned by at a function held at the Port last night.

The station at has four vessels prior to the commissioning of 'Charlie-435'.

Thevesselwould strengthen coastal security between and Kanyakumari in the Eastern Coastal region, the said.

He further said the patrol vessel would be of great help in rescuing fishermen who go adrift in the sea due to bad weather.

Narayansamy also said the has appealed to the to arrange for tripartite talks among Indian fishermen and the governments of and to find a permanent solution to the problem of frequent arrests of Indian fishermen by the Lankan Navy.

Top officials including Commander and Inspector General (Eastern Region)and Agriculture Minister R Kamalakannan participated.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 18:10 IST