COAST GUARD STATION TUTICORIN
The Station Commander, Coast Guard Station Tuticorin is located at Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu under the operational and administrative control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East), Chennai. The Coast Guard Station Tuticorin was commissioned on 25 Apr 91 by Vice Admiral SW Lakhar, NM, VSM the then Director General Coast Guard. The Station Commander is responsible for Coast Guard operations in this area of jurisdiction in Gulf of Mannar.
The Tuticorin is also know as Tuttukudi and is the largest commercial town on the Western side of Gulf of Mannar. The port of Tuticorin has three piers of from 24 to 146 M in length and seven whaves of from 49 to 100 M in length.
The Coast Guard ships based at Tuticorin are berthed at port jetties. The following Units are based at Tuticorin:
Coast Guard Ship AHALYABAI
Coast Guard Ship NAIKIDEVI