High-Speed Patrolling Ship AMOGH

Date: February 08, 2015

Indian coast guard Amogh exclusive economic zone

  Commencement of  Amogh (high-speed patrolling ship) by Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard has commenced a high-speed patrolling ship i.e. maximum speed 35 knots(63 km/ hour), Amogh into its fleet.The ship Amogh will be stationed off Paradip coast in Odisha.The ship is enriched with the facilities like firing gun, rubber boats including one motor-run, state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipments. It is built by the Kerala-based Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL).
Amogh will be utilized by Indian Coast Guard during emergency situations such as accident and natural calamities besides security purposes.

Last year, the Indian Coast Guard had commissioned interceptor vessels ‘Vajra’ and ICGS C-425 at Paradip.

About Indian Coast Guard

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The Coast Guard in India has emerged on 01 Feb 1977 as a new service was the result of an awareness that had been growing for some time in the Government for the requirement to enforce National Laws in the waters under national jurisdiction and ensure safety of life and property at sea.It is India’s statutory multi-mission organization that protects country’s maritime interests and enforces maritime law.The ICG has jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone(EEE).
The Coast Guard in its present shape was  inaugurated on 18 Aug 1978 as an independent armed force of the union with the enactment of the Coast Guard Act 1978 by the Parliament. Its motto is `VAYAM RAKSHAMAH; which means `WE PROTECT'. 

Relevent term in this article-

Exclusive economic zone

An exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is a sea zone prescribed by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea over which a state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources, including energy production from water and wind. It stretches from the baseline out to 200 nautical miles (nmi) from its coast. In colloquial usage, the term may include the continental shelf. The term does not include either the territorial sea or the continental shelf beyond the 200 nmi limit. The difference between the territorial sea and the exclusive economic zone is that the first confers full sovereignty over the waters, whereas the second is merely a "sovereign right" which refers to the coastal state's rights below the surface of the sea.