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Costal se­cu­rity helpline 1093

Navi Mum­bai spe­cial branch which is re­spon­si­ble for guard­ing the coast­line has strength of 77 of­fi­cials in­clud­ing 15 as­sis­tant and sub-in­spec­tors and 62 con­sta­bles and driv­ers.

They have only 14 bul­let­proof jack­ets and nine life jack­ets.

Num­ber of speed­boats avail­able with

them is just 7. The length of the Navi Mum­bai coast­line is 104 kilo­me­tre. While 60 kilo­me­tres are sur­rounded by the Ara­bian sea, the re­main­ing 44 kilo­me­tres are along creeks.

We may not have the re­quired man­power for guard­ing the coast­line, but we are try­ing to find a so­lu­tion. We have po­lice mi­tras and Sagar Rak­shak dals. They keep up­dat­ing us about the hap­pen­ings. We con­duct meet­ings with vol­un­teers. SURESH MEN­GADE, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (spe­cial branch)


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