BANGLADESH COAST GUARD


GUARDIAN AT SEA

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History

Bangladesh Navy has been performing the duties of Coast Guard in addition to own duties of maritime defense since the independence of Bangladesh. As the time passed by, with the up growing responsibility and workload it became inconvenient for Bangladesh Navy to cope with the increasing volume of policing duties at sea along with focusing her primary role. Thus Emergence of the Bangladesh Coast Guard as a new service was the result of an awareness that had been growing for some time in the Government for the requirement to enforce National Laws in the waters under national jurisdiction and ensure safety of life and property at sea. Following this The Coast Guard Act 1994 was passed by the parliament in September 1994.

Formally Bangladesh Coast Guard in its present shape came into being on 14th February 1995 and started her operational activities with two patrol craft received from Bangladesh Navy under Ministry of Home Affairs.

The Bangladesh Coast Guard Motto is ‘GUARDIAN AT SEA’

Today’s Bangladesh Coast Guard is a unique force that carries out an array of civil and military responsibilities touching almost every facet of the Bangladesh maritime environment.

Officers Borne on Raising Day of Bangladesh Coast Guard

Ser Rank & Name P No Appointment
1 Commodore Shafiq-ur-Rahman, (N),ncc, psc, BN 56 Director General
2 Captain N A Choudhury, (G), psc, BN 67 Director(Ops & Tech)
3 Commander K M Hassan, (C), psc, BN 178 DD(East Zone)
4 Commander S A M A Abedin, (E), psc, BN 170 DD(Ops & Tech)
5 Commander M R Hussain, (N), BN 259 DD(West Zone)

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