RESCUE AND RECOVERY OF DROWNED NAVAL OFFICERS

ON 24 JUN 17, INDIAN COAST GUARD STATION FRAZERGANJ RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM WIFE OF A RETIRED NAVAL OFFICER REGARDING DROWNING OF THREE PERSON INCLUDING HER HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER AT HENRY ISLAND BEACH AT 1605 HRS ON 24 JUN 17.

ON RECEIPT OF INFORMATION, ICGS FRAZERGANJ IMMEDIATELY COMMENCED SAR EFFORTS ALONGWITH LOCAL FISHERMEN AND MARINE POLICE, FRAZERGANJ. COAST GUARD AIR CUSHION VESSEL (ACV) H-182 WAS ALSO PRESSED INTO SEARCH OPERATION AND ALL THE THREE BODIES WERE RECOVERED BY 0800 HRS ON 25 JUN 17.

IN ANOTHER INCIDENT, COAST GUARD DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS NO.11, GOA RECEIVED A MESSAGE FROM INS VIKRAMADITYA AND BETUL COASTAL POLICE STATION REGARDING DROWNING OF ONE NAVAL OFFICER OFF CABO DE RAMA FORT AT 1450 HRS ON 26 JUN 17.  COAST GUARD HELO WAS IMMEDIATELY LAUNCHED AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN LOCATING AND RECOVERING THE OFFICER.  HOWEVER, THE OFFICER WAS DECLARED DEAD BY THE NAVAL MEDICAL TEAM, GOA.

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