53. Which of the following are the functions of the Indian Coast Guard(ICG)?
i) Protection of artificial islands
ii) Assistance to fishermen
iii) Control of marine pollution
a) i and ii only
b) iii only
c) i and iii only
53 Ans D
Explanation: Indian Coast Guard
• Indian Coast Guard (ICG) came into being as an independent service on August 19, 1978 under the Coast Guard Act,1978.
• The duties and functions are:
a) Safety and protection of artificial islands and offshore terminals, installations and devices in maritime zones.
b) Protection and assistance to fisher-men at sea while in distress.
c) Preservation and protection of marine environment; prevention and control of marine pollution;
d) Assistance to customs and other authorities in anti-smuggling operations