Coast Guard Station Krishnapatnam, the third Coast Guard Station in Andhra Pradesh, was commissioned on 18JUN12 by Dr MM Pallam Raju, Raksha Rajya Mantri, in the presence of Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, Director General Indian Coast Guard, Inspector General SatyaPrakash Sharma, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and a host of senior officials of the state/central government and Indian Coast Guard.
The establishment of a Station at Krishnapatnam is part of the ongoing efforts by the Coast Guard to strengthen coastal security in the coastal states of the nation.
In his address during the Commissioning Ceremony, Raksha Rajya Mantri stated that the coast of Andhra Pradesh, being cyclone prone, had witnessed a number of incidents in the past resulting in loss of life and property at sea. This newly commissioned Coast Guard Station at Krishnapatnam would facilitate Search and Rescue operations towards saving lives.
The Station will function under the administrative and operational control of Commander, Coast Guard Region (East) through the Commander, Coast Guard District HQ-6 located at Visakhapatnam. Comdt (JG) TRK Rao has been appointed as the Commanding Officer of the Station.