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MTS INDIA Section Recognizes Survivors during TechSurge on Search and Rescue at Sea Conference 2016

During the Search and Rescue at Sea TechSurge , Dr. Shylendra Babu, Additional Director General of Police, Coastal Security Group (CSG), Tamilnadu highlighted the progress of CSG initiatives since 1994 and discussed measures to augment force levels and impart better training. Using case study examples he explained how the effectiveness of CSG can be further enhanced. The heart rendering narration of how five fishermen survived seven days at sea after their boat capsized emphasized the point that a lot more needs to be done by maritime safety agencies and fishermen to enhance safety at sea. The survivors were brought in front of the audience and were presented a "Survivability and Strength at Sea" Award . An appeal was also made to the audience for donations to help the fishermen acquire new boats. Dr. Chandramohan, CMD, Indomer Coastal Hydraulics PVT Ltd., quickly offered to assist in purchasing a new boat and his kind gesture was applauded by all participants .


MTS President-Elect Donna Kocak, IG Rajan Bargotra, Dr. Shylendra Babu presenting three of the five fisherman rescued with an award





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