‘Sahayog – Kaijin 2014’: India and Japan joint Coast Guard exercise
The 13th edition of joint exercise by the Indian Coast Guard and its Japanese counterpart held approximately at 20 nautical miles off Kochi. The bilateral exercise titled ‘Sahayog-Kaijin 2014’ was successfully conducted by both the countries.
- Japan Coast Guard ship Mizuho along with its integral helicopter; Indian Coast Guard Ship Samrat; interceptor vessel C-404, which in the simulated drill acted as a pirate-controlled vessel; a Chetak helicopter and a Dornier maritime recce aircraft participated in the exercise.
- The joint exercise was based on many factors viz. cross-deck landings, anti-piracy drills, search and rescue demonstration, a fire fighting demonstration, etc.
- Focus:Anti-piracy procedures, pollution control measures and other areas of common professional interest.