A Bangladesh Coast Guard delegation led by Captain Shah Mohammad Moyeen Uddin, Zonal Commander, South Zone of Bangladesh Coast Guard is on a trip to Indian Coast Guard region North-East from 15-18 July 2019 for a Regional/Zonal Commander level meeting. The zonal commander called on Inspector General Rajan Bargotra, Commander Coast Guard Region (North-East) on Tuesday.
A staff-level meeting between both Coast Guards was held and various common maritime issues like sensitization of fishermen on cross-border fishing, real-time information sharing, capacity building of Bangladesh Coast Guard through training and expertise sharing on maritime issues, etc. were discussed. The delegation was provided with an overview of the measures taken to provide maritime safety and security of the coast of West Bengal and Odisha.
The meeting is being conducted as part of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the two maritime forces with the aim to enhance synergy in undertaking operations pertaining to common interests like search and rescue, pollution response and coastal security.
The delegation will visit Haldia on Wednesday. Sources said that there they would be briefed on the functioning of coastal surveillance network set up of Indian Coast Guard along the Indian coast. The delegation will also visit Coast Guard hovercraft for familiarisation of shallow water operations.