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14 February was the Coast Guard Day. But I did not see any type of celebration this year. Anyone knows why?

Also a lot of coast guard ships (I counted 9) are waiting for commissioning, some for around two years. Any reason behind not commissioning? Is there a manpower problem or anything else?

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Coast Guard to get chopper, ships: home minister

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Saturday that state-of-art ships, hovercrafts, drones, maritime patrol aircrafts and choppers would be given to the Bangladesh Coast Guard in near future.

‘The current government has taken various initiatives to make the Bangladesh Coast Guard stronger gradually,’ the home minister told a programme at Coast Guard’s Agargaon headquarters marking the 25th rising day of  the force.

‘At the same time, the coastal surveillance system will be installed to bring the long coastal belt under monitoring,’ said the minister.

Mostafa Kamal Uddin, the senior secretary of public security division of home affairs ministry, and Rear Admiral M Ashraful Haq, the director general of BCG, were present at the programme along with the senior civil and military officials, according to a press release.

The minister praised the roles of the coast guard members in protecting the coastal people and maintaining law and order.

BCG chief Ashraful Haq said that the force had brought the lifting and robbery along the Chattogram port to an end. .

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, which popularly known as ReCAAP, has recognised the report, he added.

The minister later distributed Bangladesh Coast Guard Medal, President Coast Guard Medal, Bangladesh Coast Guard Medal (service) and President Coast Guard Medal (service) among 40 officials and rankers.

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12:00 AM, March 08, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:32 AM, March 08, 2020

Govt to boost disaster management capacity

Says state minister Enamur Rahman

Unb, Dhaka

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman yesterday said the government will purchase equipment worth Tk 17 crore to boost the country's capacity to fight disasters.

He said this while speaking as the chief guest at Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital premises in the capital, on the occasion of National Disaster Preparedness Day.

The equipment, including helicopter and hover craft, will add a new dimension to disaster management, he said.

Enamur Rahman said there is no alternative to safety drills for reducing losses and risks of disaster. This can also play an important role to create awareness among the public, he added.

The minister said they have decided to visit risky hospitals, markets and buildings across the country so that people can be aware of disasters like fire and earthquake.

Md Shah Kamal, senior secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief; Brig Gen Morshed Rashid, director of Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital; and Prof Uttam Kumar Paul, were present, among others. 

 

https://www.thedailystar.net/city/news/govt-boost-disaster-management-capacity-1877860

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27 minutes ago, Rezwan12 said:

12:00 AM, March 08, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:32 AM, March 08, 2020

Govt to boost disaster management capacity

Says state minister Enamur Rahman

Unb, Dhaka

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman yesterday said the government will purchase equipment worth Tk 17 crore to boost the country's capacity to fight disasters.

He said this while speaking as the chief guest at Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital premises in the capital, on the occasion of National Disaster Preparedness Day.

The equipment, including helicopter and hover craft, will add a new dimension to disaster management, he said.

Enamur Rahman said there is no alternative to safety drills for reducing losses and risks of disaster. This can also play an important role to create awareness among the public, he added.

The minister said they have decided to visit risky hospitals, markets and buildings across the country so that people can be aware of disasters like fire and earthquake.

Md Shah Kamal, senior secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief; Brig Gen Morshed Rashid, director of Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital; and Prof Uttam Kumar Paul, were present, among others. 

 

https://www.thedailystar.net/city/news/govt-boost-disaster-management-capacity-1877860

I don't think they are for coast guard. May be these are for fire service.

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2 minutes ago, Dark Carnage said:

I don't think they are for coast guard. May be these are for fire service.

Hovercrafts are definitely for Coastguard. Helicopters are planned for both services.

Earlier, rapid response boats were delivered to BCG from Disaster and Relief Ministry funds.

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1 hour ago, Kamikaze said:

Would it be a good idea to buy the four LCS USN's planning to decommission to use them as OPV for BCG?

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/12/24/us-navy-proposes-decommissioning-first-4-lcs-more-than-a-decade-early/

Are you familiar with the the functions and missions of a coast guard?

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1 hour ago, Syed Amar Khan said:

Are you familiar with the the functions and missions of a coast guard?

Not hard to know. But correct me if i am wrong. That's why i asked the experts here. I get it that if we try to acquire them we will have to strip most of the weapons off from them and use them like our Hamilton class cutter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh_Coast_Guard

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1 hour ago, Kamikaze said:

Not hard to know. But correct me if i am wrong. That's why i asked the experts here. I get it that if we try to acquire them we will have to strip most of the weapons off from them and use them like our Hamilton class cutter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh_Coast_Guard

Even our Navy doesn't use such advanced warships till now. if you strip off all the weapons, the ship still has the state-of-the-art sensors and electronics. Even the design itself is revolutionary  not only for BD but in the whole region. Besides, there is the cost factor.     

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The US Navy's LCS was a white elephant. Its too expensive, overly complicated and not reliable at all, which is why four of the class are being decommissioned prematurely.

Bangladeshi shipyards will build 6 large OPV's, which will help mitigate deep water presence crisis within the BCG. Helicopters are also being added.

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Found these two among other designs for military in Metacentre's portfoilo which built Sea Horse class high speed patrol vessel for the army.

The concept has been developed for the Coast Guard use as a high speed diving boat to carry out sustained diving operation, SAR operations and patrol duties in port areas, outer anchorage and coastal waters.

The boat have good sea-keeping ability and shall be able to operate in shallow waters near coasts and beaches.

The boat shall be equipped with eight in number open circuit self-contained under water breathing apparatus (SCUBA) diving sets including wet suit, face masks, swim fins, dive watch and other accessories including breathing fixed and portable HP Air Compressors and Deck Decompression Chamber (DDC).

General Information

Ship Type Diving Vessel

Project Type Conceptual

Material Aluminium

Hull Form Catamaran

 

Principal Particulars

Length 20.00 m

Breadth 08.00 m

Depth 02.50 m

Draught 01.30 m

Capacity 12 Passenger

Diver 10 Persons

Speed 18 Knot

Service Coastal Area

http://metacentre.com.bd/20mdivingboat.html

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20M FERRY BOAT

A high speed passenger ferry

The concept has been developed for the Coast Guard use as a high speed ferry boat for Ferrying CG personnel deployed in different bases and stations across rivers and coastal waters for operational and service reasons.

The boat have good sea-keeping ability and shall be able to operate in shallow waters near coasts and beaches.

The boat also suitable for limited SAR and patrol duties in port areas, outer anchorage and coastal waters.

General Information

Ship Type Passenger Vessel

Project Type Conceptual

Material Aluminium

Hull Form Monohull

Principal Particulars

Length 20.00 m

Breadth 05.50 m

Depth 02.30 m

Draught 01.30 m

Capacity 42 Passenger

Crew 4 Persons

Speed 18 Knot

Service Coastal Area

http://metacentre.com.bd/20mferryboat.html

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More hardware to raise Coast Guard capability

Deepak Acharjee

After 22 years of the formation of the Bangladesh Coast Guard, the government is planning to arm the paramilitary force to become a full “two-dimensional force” by purchasing an all-weather capable ship, hovercraft, drone, helicopter and maritime patrol aircraft soon.

The Coast Guard is also going to install a “long-range identification tracking/ and vessel-trafficking monitoring and information system” to increase its capacity, sources said. Bangladesh Coast Guard authorities have prepared a strategic plan to purchase the heavy military hardware, the sources added.

The strategic plan covering short-, mid- and long-term periods would be implemented by 2030. Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told The Independent that the government wanted to build a full-fledged force within the shortest possible time and that’s why they were planning to raise its capacity. “We have already enacted the Bangladesh Coast Guard Act 2016 to make it a modern and digital paramilitary coastal force. The required equipment, ships and other vessels would be purchased for this purpose,” he added.

A senior official of the Coast Guard disclosed that they needed the required equipment, manpower and money to implement the strategic plan. “So far, we have purchased four offshore patrol vessels, seven inshore patrol vessels, two fast patrol boats, one floating crane and two tug boats for conducting operations along the coast,” he said, adding that they were also going to purchase 12 high speed boats soon.

He claimed that they were making a return of Tk. 10 for every Tk. 1 spent by the government on the paramilitary force.

The officer said that the force has made seizures worth Tk. 6,800 crore in the past 22 years.“We've also seized various smuggled items worth Tk. 650 crore and 600 smuggled arms. Besides, we've recovered forest assets to the tune of Tk. 90 crore and also arrested 1,500 criminals,” he added.

Sources said the coastal force wanted to raise its capacity by setting up an aviation wing with 10 modern helicopters and also run the force under the proposed three regional headquarters within the short-term plan (2015 to 2020).

According to the short-term plan, the existing manpower strength of 3,305 would be raised to 6,197. The force will also have three branches, six directorates, three regional headquarters, two more zonal headquarters, one hospital, four composite stations, two pollution control vessels, seven inshore patrol vessels, eight offshore patrol vessels, 38 big high-speed boats and two combat ferry boats.

The long-range identification and tracking (LRIT)/vessel-trafficking monitoring system (VTMIS) would be installed for surveillance on ships and other vessels along the coast under the short-term plan.

Under the mid-term plan (2020-2025), one aviation wing, one aviation and technical training base each, three more riverine patrol vessels, two more pollution control vessels, 30 more high-speed boats, two water jet scooters, six helicopters and six unmanned aerial vehicles would be procured. During that period, the coastal force will be able to raise its capacity to help the Bangladesh Navy during war or whenever necessary.

For the long term (2025-2030), the paramilitary force plans to raise its capacity fully to run a two-dimensional force. The force would carry out surveillance on all maritime areas by installing the long- range identification and tracking (LRIT)/vessel-trafficking monitoring system (VTMIS).

The role of the Coast Guard is to preserve the country’s interests at sea, protect fisheries, prevent illegal immigration through the sea, control pollution, control piracy, prevent smuggling, trafficking of illegal arms, drugs and narcotics, carry out disaster relief, search and rescue operations, preserve forests, and conduct surveillance over the country’s maritime areas. 

https://www.google.com/url?client=internal-element-cse&cx=partner-pub-0600503450204720:3814655659&q=http://www.theindependentbd.com/post/137231&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwj89L3z3sTqAhWHxzgGHa70D-kQFjACegQICRAC&usg=AOvVaw2IH6So0kzBUR1Qb4am0FnQ

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15 November, 2020 01:47:53 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 15 November, 2020 08:46:24 PM

PM eyes blue economy, says Coast Guard to be strengthened

UNB, Dhaka

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the Bangladesh Coast Guard will be strengthened so that they can a role in helping the government tap the potential of the ‘Blue Economy’. 

“Keeping in mind the Blue Economy and Vision 2030 and 2041 for Coast Guard, the government has planned to increase its manpower from 4,781 to 15,000 gradually,” she said on Sunday.

The Prime Minister said this while addressing the commissioning programme of two offshore patrol vessels, five in-shore patrol ones, two fast patrol boats and BCG Base Bhola.

The programme was held at Coast Guard Berth Patenga while the Prime Minister joined it virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban.

Sheikh Hasina asked the Bangladesh Coast Guard members to discharge their responsibilities with patriotism, honesty and faith.

"You’ll to pay a special attention [to your duties] so that the good image of the Coast Guard remains unharmed always," she said.  

The Prime Minister assured the force of all-out cooperation from the government in maintaining its forward march. "I can give you that assurance."

She said Narayanganj dockyard and Khulna shipyard, now operating under Bangladesh Navy, are building two inshore patrol vessels, one floating crane, two tugboats and 16 boats. "Soon, these will be inducted in the Coast Guard fleet." 

Sheikh Hasina mentioned that a dockyard is being prepared in Gajaria for the Coast Guard to increase its capacity of repairing and maintenance.

"To enhance the capacity of this force, initiatives have been taken to procure hovercraft, drone, 3500 metric-tonne vessel which can patrol in all weathers. We want to build the Coast Guard as a modern and time befitting force," the Prime Minister said.

Terming Bangladesh a land of natural calamities, she said the people of the country have to live facing all these natural adversities. "We’ve to live with these, we’ve to put our attention towards saving the lives of people facing all the odds, we’ve to acquire that capabilities."   

Hasina said Bangladesh has got a vast ocean boarder which can be utilised for the economic development of the country. "The Bay of Bengal is a very important ocean, trade and commerce of many countries run through this area." 

The Prime Minister mentioned that the government wants to ensure security in coastal districts and improve their economic condition.

"Keeping that in mind, we want to use our sea resources for our economic development. For that, we’ve declared the Blue Economy, we have taken a plan how we could use our ocean resources for the country's development," she said.

Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard Rear Admiral M Ashraful Haque also spoke at the programme from Coast Guard Berth, Patenga.

 

http://www.theindependentbd.com/post/256062

 

 

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19 Bangladeshi fishermen rescued in Bay of Bengal

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 11:06, Dec 09,2020

Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday rescued 19 Bangladeshi fishermen who were stranded in Indian waters in the Bay of Bengal.

The fishermen who started from Cox’s Bazar on November 15, were stranded in the sea as their boat ‘Rana’ developed a technical glitch.

They were extremely exhausted and had no food left on board. They were provided with first aid, food and water by the Indian Coast Guard.

The fishing boat drifted into Indian EEZ due to breakdown in machinery.

Bangladesh Coast Guard requested Indian Coast Guard to make necessary arrangements for taking over the stranded fishing boat along with the crew at the pre-designated location in the vicinity of the international maritime boundary line.

The stranded boat is being towed by Coast Guard ship before being handed over to Bangladesh authorities.

 

https://www.newagebd.net/article/123839/19-bangladeshi-fishermen-rescued-in-bay-of-bengal

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বাংলাদেশ কোস্ট গার্ডের ডকইয়ার্ড ও বেইস এর ভিত্তিপ্রস্তর স্থাপন ও বৃক্ষরোপন

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২৪ ডিসেম্বর সকালে গজারিয়া ও মুন্সিগঞ্জে বাংলাদেশ কোস্ট গার্ড ডকইয়ার্ড ও বেইস এর প্রশাশনিক ভবন ও অফিসার্স মেসের ভিত্তিপ্রস্তর স্থাপনের অনুষ্ঠান অনুষ্ঠিতহয়।

উক্ত অনুষ্ঠানে প্রধান অতিথি হিসেবে উপস্থিত ছিলেন বাংলাদেশ কোস্ট গার্ডের মহাপরিচালক রিয়ার এডমিরাল এম আশরাফুল হক।

এছাড়াও অনুষ্ঠানে বাংলাদেশ কোস্ট গার্ডের উর্দ্ধতন কর্মকর্তাগণ ও স্থানীয় সম্মানিত ব্যক্তিবর্গ উপস্থিত ছিলেন।

উক্ত অনুষ্ঠানে বাংলাদেশ কোস্ট গার্ডের মহাপরিচালক এবং অন্যান্য কর্মকর্তাগণ কর্তৃক বৃক্ষ রোপন করা হয়।

বাংলাদেশ কোস্ট গার্ড এর এ ভবন গুলো স্থাপনের মাধ্যমে উক্ত এলাকায় আইন শৃঙ্খলা নিয়ন্ত্রন, জননিরাপত্তার পাশাপাশি বনদস্যুতা, ডাকাতি দমন ও মাদকদ্রব্য নিয়ন্ত্রন রোধের কর্যক্রম আরো বৃদ্ধি পাবে।

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