Articles tagged under: Okha

Indian Coast Guard rescues two fishermen off Okha Coast

August 08, 2022
Indian Coast Guard rescues two fishermen off Okha Coast

Okha: In a swiftly coordinated operation, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship C-413 rescued two fishermen from a sinking fishing boat off Okha on Monday. On Monday early morning, the owner of the fishing Boat Ratna Sagar approached ICG District Headquarters at Okha and reported flooding onboard Indian Fishing Boat (IFB) Ratna Sagar. ICG responded promptly and immediately fast interceptor class of ship ICGS C-413 was sailed and ALH helicopter from Porbandar was also deployed. The ICG ship proceede...Read More

Indian Coast Guard rescues five fishermen during midnight operation off Okha coast

August 03, 2022
Indian Coast Guard rescues five fishermen during midnight operation off Okha coast

Okha: In a rescue operation conducted at midnight of 02/03 August 2022, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship C-413 rescued five fishermen from a flooding fishing boat off Okha. All crew have been brought safely to Okha. At about 00:45 AM on 03 August 2022, Indian Coast Guard District Headquarters, Okha received information regarding uncontrolled flooding onboard Indian Fishing Boat (IFB) ‘Raj Ayushi’. The position of the boat was ascertained and observed to be 10 Nautical Miles off Okha. ICG re...Read More

Rajkot – Okha railway track electrification completed

February 10, 2022
Rajkot – Okha railway track electrification completed

Rajkot: The team of the Central Organisation of Railway Electrification (CORE) has completed the electrification work of a 220-km railway line of a single track between Rajkot and Okha. The testing in this regard was conducted by operating an engine twice at the speed of 110 kmph on this stretch and it was successful according to railway officials. As per an estimate, about Rs 100 crore can be saved every year due to the electrification work on this stretch. Railways department intends to...Read More

Two ships including an oil/chemical tanker collide off Gujarat coast; No marine pollution reported

November 27, 2021
Two ships including an oil/chemical tanker collide off Gujarat coast; No marine pollution reported

Okha: An incident of accident between two ships has been reported off Gujarat coast at around 12 nautical miles distance from port town Okha. All crew members are safe and there's no oil spill or marine pollution so far according to a note released by Indian Coast Guard. Monitoring is on as one of two ships is 183 meter long oil/chemical tanker. According to Coast Guard, at around 9.30 pm on November 26, an incident of mid sea collision between a bulk carrier MV Aviator and oil/chemical tanke...Read More

Gandhinagar, Okha, Thara, Bhanvad to go to election after monsoon: State Election Commission

August 02, 2021
Gandhinagar, Okha, Thara, Bhanvad to go to election after monsoon: State Election Commission

Gandhinagar: The State Election Commission of Gujarat today informed that general election of Municipal Corporation in Gandhinagar and Municipalities of Okha and Thara will be held after the season of monsoon. Mid-term election of Bhanvad municipality and vacant seats of various municipal corporations, municipalities, district panchayats and taluka panchayats will also be held after monsoon. The Commission has said that due to rains and healthcare related issues prevailing in monsoon, the...Read More

Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) visits INS Dwarka, Indian Navy’s forward operating base at Okha

December 31, 2020
Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) visits INS Dwarka, Indian Navy’s forward operating base at Okha

Ahmedabad: Admiral Karambir Singh, the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) visited INS Dwarka, Indian Navy's forward operating base at Okha, Gujarat, on new year's eve. The CNS was briefed by the Flag Officer Commanding Gujarat, Daman and Diu on maritime operations and security aspects relevant to Gujarat, Daman & Diu (GD&D) Naval Area. He also took stock of coastal surveillance initiatives by GD&D Area and interacted with personnel from Naval Station Okha and other units. Appreciating the qu...Read More

In pictures: Chief Minister reviews under-construction Sea bridge to Bet Dwarka on site

December 31, 2020
In pictures: Chief Minister reviews under-construction Sea bridge to Bet Dwarka on site

Okha: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today visited the construction site of Okha - Bet Dwarka sea bridge. Construction of a signature bridge, one of dream projects of Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi is underway. According to the State government communication, it will be the longest sea bridge of India. The Chief Minister visited the in-sea site of the bridge construction in hovercraft and also received briefing on the same with the help of the model of proposed bridge. DeshGujarat Read More

9 coastal places of Gujarat identified for domestic coastal shipping

December 21, 2020
9 coastal places of Gujarat identified for domestic coastal shipping

New Delhi: Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) has identified Domestic locations for Coastal Shipping under Sagarmala Programme. Among these locations are Hazira, Okha, Somnath temple, Pipavav, Dahej, Jamnagar, Ghogha, Mundra, Mandvi in Gujarat. The Ministry today in a note announced: MoPSW has identified Domestic locations namely Hazira, Okha, Somnath Temple, Diu, Pipavav, Dahej, Mumbai/JNPT, Jamnagar, Kochi, Ghogha, Goa, Mundra and Mandvi and 6 International routes, connecting...Read More

Indian Coast Guard rescues crew onboard MSV Krishna Sudama

September 27, 2020
Indian Coast Guard rescues crew onboard MSV Krishna Sudama

Okha: The Indian Coast Guard rescued 12 crew of MSV Krishna Sudama (MMSI- 419956117) around 10 nautical miles off Okha on the night of 26 Sep 20. MSV Krishna Sudama had sailed from Mundra on the morning of 26 Sep 2020 and was proceeding to Djibouti, carrying 905 ton cargo consisting of rice and sugar. At about 2100 hrs on 26 Sep 2020, Indian Coast Guard Okha received information regarding flooding onboard MSV Krishna Sudama about 10 nautical miles off Okha. Search and rescue was immediat...Read More

Coast Guard rescues 13 Indian crew from Gujarat bound ship

January 23, 2020
Coast Guard rescues 13 Indian crew from Gujarat bound ship

Mumbai: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) coordinated rescue of 13 Indian crew today at 1130 hrs from a distressed Merchant tanker MT Reem which was on passage from Basrah to Hazira in India, about 210 NM from Okha, Gujarat. Tanker had reported flooding in the engine room and was sinking rapidly. Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) Mumbai on receipt of the distress at 0805 hrs, established contact with both the ship and MRCC Karachi as the position was 90 nautical miles inside Pakistan search and...Read More

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