Coast Guard Sets Up Enclave in Mangaluru

IAS Prelims 2023

Coast Guard has set up an air enclave at Mangalore to step up aerial surveillance of Karnataka coast for helping in search and rescue operations and also to check maritime crimes.

The Coast Guard Air Enclave (CGAE), which would operate from the old terminal building of the airport at Bajpe, was launched recently.

The air enclave is equipped with aircraft and helicopters and will carry out maritime surveillance, search and rescue operations, respond to oil spills, assist fishermen in distress and check smuggling and other forms of maritime crimes.