Port Blair, Nov. 23: Reiterating jointness in operations and mutual sharing of oceanographic information in IOR, Indian Coast Guard safely handed over ‘Deep Ocean Tsunami Detection Buoy’deployed by Thailand's National Disaster Warning Centre (NDWC) in the Bay of Bengal to Thai vessel off Diglipur todate 23 Nov 20.

According to an Indian Coast Guard spokesman, the Thai tsunami buoy was deployed in Bay of Bengal to monitor wave height and to provide early Tsunami warning. The buoy broke free from its mooring due to rough weather and drifted to North Andaman Sea. On request from Thai authorities, the Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajveer located and retrieved the adrift buoy off West Island on 19 Jul 20. The buoy was towed to Diglipur and was kept under safe custody at Coast Guard Office at Diglipur.

The buoy was safely handed over to Thai vessel off Diglipur as requested by NDWC, Thailand.

‘Indian Coast Guard is committed in its endeavours to reinforce International Cooperation in the Region and such operations not only strengthen our relation with national stake holders but also goes along with our vision of extending helping hand to our neighbouring countries’.