Indian, US Coast Guards Hold Joint Exercise Off Chennai Coast
CHENNAI, (ANI) – The four-day visit of US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett to Chennai on a goodwill trip culminated on September 19.
During the visit, the USCG ship had professional exchanges on VBSS, Cross Deck visits, and Volleyball matches with Indian Coast Guard counterparts from September 16 to 19.
The joint exercise named “Abhyas-01/22” focused on acquainting the Coast Guards with each other’s capabilities and strengthening their working level relationship towards enhancing inter-operability in the field of maritime search and rescue, boarding operations, and other maritime law enforcement duties.
The highlights of the exercise encompassed various fleet maneuverers, the scenario of the hijacking of a vessel, and the subsequent rescue of its crew in a coordinated anti-piracy joint operation of both countries.
Interdiction of pirated vessels coordinated joint Boarding operation, SAR demonstration, and external firefighting to salvage burning ships were the other highlights of the exercise.