World Maritime University Delegates Visit Indian Coast Guard Regional HQ in Mumbai

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New Delhi: A delegation of 15 students of the World Maritime University (WMU) of various nationalities led by faculty member Dr Anish Hebbar visited Indian Coast Guard Regional Headquarters, Mumbai as part of their field visit to India.

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The World Maritime University (WMU) was founded in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, as its premier centre of excellence for maritime postgraduate education, research, and capacity building. Graduates from WMU have held prominent appointments in Maritime sectors, Coast Guards and Maritime Administration including United Nations IMO, the law making body in Maritime sector.

The visit is aimed at providing insight into Maritime Affairs including Flag state, Coastal State and Port state functions. The visit also aims at providing introduction to Maritime Safety, sea farer’s training, Maritime law and domestic implementation, environment protection and Maritime Administration.

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On March 18, the students visited Indian Coast Guard units at Mumbai. They were briefed on Pollution Response and Marine Environment protection endeavours with hands on experience onboard Pollution Control Vessel, ICGS Samudra Prahari. The students were briefed on role and functions of the Indian Coast Guard and visit to Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Mumbai provided them insights into Maritime Search and Rescue Operations coordinated in the 4.6 million sq km of Indian Search and Rescue region.

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The students were provided exposure to Maritime best practices, case studies and Coastal State functions during their visit to Indian Coast Guard Regional Headquarters at Mumbai besides highlighting Aatmanirbhar Bharat and SAGAR initiatives of the Government of  India (GOI). Such visits provides a positive impression and paves way for future collaboration for visiting students.