- Indian Navy, other defence, state and civilian agencies conducted a coordinated exercise code-named “Prasthan”’.
- The exercise was conducted on April 6 in the offshore development area off Maharashtra’s Mumbai.
- The exercise is held every six months to validate measures and procedures to address contingencies that may occur in oil production platforms.
- The current exercise was conducted on the Greatdrill Chaaya platform about 30 nm South West of Mumbai harbour.
Offshore Security Exercise “Prasthan”:-
- The exercise involved countering contingencies like oil platform fire, overboard, oil spill in the area, helicopter emergency, hazardous gas leak, assisting a disabled vessel in the offshore area and medical evacuation of platform crew.
- Several ships and helicopters from the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Coast Guard, ONGC and Directorate General of Shipping were deployed for the exercise.
- It was also attended by personnel from Maharashtra Police, Customs, Fisheries Department, Mumbai Port Authority, JN Port Authority and other concerned state and central civic agencies.