Coast Guard takes up Puneet Sagar Abhiyan in Bangkok

Visakhapatnam: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) pollution control vessel Samudra Prahari took up a Puneet Sagar Abhiyan – a clean-up exercise – at the Pattaya Beach on Wednesday along with Thailand’s Royal Navy, Maritime Enforcement Coordination Centre (MECC) and customs, marine and fisheries department

The exercise involved a scenario that tested Thailand's contingency plan in dealing with a real-life oil pollution scenario. It demonstrated India’s maritime expertise and commitment towards addressing shared challenges.

The crew of Samudra Prahari, along with National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets and representatives from the Indian Embassy of India, actively engaged in the international outreach of cleaning up sea shores of plastic and other waste materials, while raising awareness about the importance of cleanliness.

Local Thai youth organisations participated in the exercise, demonstrating their commitment towards environmental responsibility.

Ahead of the exercise, Indian Embassy officials and Thai-MECC representatives organised a joint yoga session on the Hello deck of Samudra Prahari.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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