Vice Admiral, M.P. Muralidharan, Indian Coastal Guard commissioned the Dahanu Coast Guard establishment, fourth in Maharashtra.

“Dahanu Coast guard station will be a major milestone for Indian coast guard in augmenting its prowess and presence along the Maharashtra coast,” Vice Admiral Muralidharan said. He added that the station will be assigned the responsibility of coordinating various maritime operations like surveillance, search and rescue, pollution response and coastal security among others and will be instrumental in effectively sanitizing the area to check illegal intrusion and other nefarious activities. Speaking to reporters he said that whilst the station would be a hub in the coastal security network, it will also play an important role of intelligence-gathering and sharing with other stake holders. The station will also have experienced and highly professional rapid action team to thwart maritime security challenges.