Mangalore: Coastal Security Force Equipped with Speed Boat


Mangalore: Coastal Security Force equipped with Speed Boat 
 Pics:  Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (RS/SP)

 
Mangalore, May 27:  The lack of basic facilities that had been plaguing the Coastal Security Force functioning, promises to be a thing of the past, with the addition of  a new speed boat to enable the Force to affectively  face the security threats across the length of the coast with more efficient surveillance and improved operational capability, on Wednesday, May 27.
 
The speed boat with a capacity of five tonnes with a speed of 35 knots per hour, costing Rs 1,05,00,000, was inaugurated on NMPT berth in Panambur by Inspector General of Police, western range,  Gopal Hosur.
 
Inaugurating the boat, Gopal Hosur said, the coastal security has been given more importance after the tragic incidents of 26/11. Providing security at the coast is the need of hour and the addition of the new speed boat will give additional teeth to the coastal security police in providing security and bringing down criminal activities, he added.



















 
He also said that the force will have two out posts, one in Mangalore and the other at Udupi, with two separate units of policemen, each with a contingent of 100 policemen each. The upgraded outposts will start functioning shortly. The training, recruitment and other related tasks have been completed, he said.
 
Hosur revealed that 30 out posts will be added in the coastal line to control the  underground activities, in addition to other illegal activities.
 
Superintendent of police of Coastal Security Force, H R Bhagawan Das said, the speed boat will be used for the  surveillance and other operations related to the coastal security.
 
Giving the details about the boat, he said, this double engine boat has been built, by making use of glass reinforced plastic and that it will not sink even when filled with water to the brim. It has the capacity to carry  14 persons. The boat also has been equipped with important tools like life jackets, fire extinguishers etc. The boat will be operational in the coastal area up to 40 knots from the sea shore, he added.






















The Coastal Security Force police team was formed to exercise control over the coastal area and to check illegal activities. But lack of infrastructure and the shortage of boats and vehicles had hampered the working of the Force.
 
Dr Subrahmanyeshwara Rao, Superintendent of police, Dakshina Kannada, in charge commandant Ajay Kumar Mudgal and other officials were also present. 

  

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  • M T Ramakrishnan, Bangalore

    Sat, Jun 27 2009

    Excellent. All coastal area security heads should acquire boats like this. We should look for modern gadgets that the anti social elements have not heard of. Bangalore is a high tech city, that can provide customised solutions for the security department.

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  • George Cruz, Managalore/USA

    Fri, May 29 2009

    Good news, finally Mangalore coast has some visible security. This should serve a warning signal to SIMI and Lashkar-e-Taiba who are actively looking for new tagets in India.

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  • Moh''d Rashim BK, Mangalore

    Fri, May 29 2009

    Well done Mr Gopal hosur.keep it up.

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  • Rolphy Almeida, Kalmady/Bangalore

    Thu, May 28 2009

    Need of faster chasing vehicles/Motor cycles and advance weapons to our police force is of paramount importance in addition to speed boats. Then no terrorist will ever dare to enter this state. Terrorists know the weakness of the state police force and have taken upper hand. Therefore upgrading the weaponry, the physical fitness of the police force and providing nutritious food is essential. Other factor is salary of the police force, which may not be sufficient to feed their family, which forces them to find other ways and means to earn additional/illegal income.

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  • akhilesh, udupi/bangalore

    Thu, May 28 2009

    hope every cop in india right from the lowest levels gets a AK-47 to defend as the current set of weapons are good for museum memoirs.....

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Thu, May 28 2009

    Only ONE Speed Boat is not enough and moreover Commondo training should be given to Coastal security guards.Otherwise it will become Sight Seeing Boat !!

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  • Rolphy Almeida, Kalmady/Udupi/Bangalore

    Thu, May 28 2009

    Not only speed boats, need of faster chasing vehicles/Motor cycles and more advance weapons to our police force is of paramount importance. Then no terrorist will ever dare to enter this state. Terrorists know the weakness of the state police force and have taken upper hand. Therefore upgrading the weaponry, the physical fitness of the police force and nutritious food is of utmost importance. Other factor is salary of the police force, which may not be sufficient to feed their family, which forces them to find other ways and means to earn additional/illegal income.

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  • Sudarshan Shetty, Udupi/Dubai

    Thu, May 28 2009

    Good news. Police finally carrying some advance equipments. Why are we using same dress, these dress are not comforable to perform their duty. They should have some flexible dress which are more comfortable during the crisis.

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  • riyaz, bahrain

    Thu, May 28 2009

    keep it up... Gopal Hosur

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  • Godwin mendonca, mangalore/dubai

    Thu, May 28 2009

    It is good move from coast guard, But only one speed boat is enough?

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  • Jawar D''Souza, M''Lore/Doha

    Thu, May 28 2009

    its good to have speed boats, To be frank the criminals always have better equipments than our police,We also should have some choppers to track the criminals along the coast.

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  • shivaprasad, oman

    Thu, May 28 2009

    Good job!. We would need atleast 50/100 more boats with qualified persons to protect the entire stretch of coastal karnataka.This expansion needs to happen ASAP.

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  • Sharath K, Kavoor Mangalore

    Wed, May 27 2009

    Finally good see some good quality weapons ( i hope so)in our cop''s hands.Or is it just painted for the funtion. Next there should be vigorus fitness requirment for our police people and necessary trainng to encounter any situation and be red alert in Mangalore.

    All the ouch pack stomachs should be given option either to trip down or take VRS anyways there is shortage of jobs for youths. Good incentives should be given to police people who do honest job and be fit to discourage them taking bribe. Anti-curuption squad should be made more vigilent.

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  • Dr.Madhyastha H K, Hungarkatte/Japan

    Thu, May 28 2009

    Hats off to karnataka home minister.Real good development and booster to Karnataka police.

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  • haneef, pandeshwar mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2009

    yeah .... important its a very good job...... keep it up...

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  • Siddiq BK, Baikampady /Durban

    Thu, May 28 2009

    Home minister should invite quotations from scrap merchants to scrap the outdated weapons of our cops.

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  • Ashfaq, Mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2009

    Hi mangaloreans good news police men are securing our coastal areas.But in cities there is no security from gangsters thats the bad news.hope they will do that one also

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  • Dayanand Bangera, Katapady, Abu Dhabi

    Wed, May 27 2009

    Good to see modern equipments. They should use see through Helmet which covers face, its more safer. Police should be well equiped and safe, befoe going to protect others ( Look after yourself first ).

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