The coast guard has found that the boys from the fishermen community would be a good choice to be sailors as they were already adapted to the rough and tough seas,Coast guard officials found that the young sailor candidates mostly get sick quickly since they couldn't acclimatize with the rough seas whereas the boys from the fishing community have natural skills of survival and can suit for the task easily.
The coast guard has also started awareness campaigns and is also considering a special recruitment camp for sailors from the fishing community from the hardcore coastlines.
The coast guard which patrols the inner layer of the maritime waters has the necessity to interact with the fishermen to conduct S&R operations and hence the communication will also be easy when they are in the patrol vehicles during such tasks.
They are looking for boys who have completed 12th standard and who have other physical capabilities which will be suitable for an entry-level post navik ( sailor) who can go up to the level of a non commissioned officer who can also reach the conferred officers if they discharge their duties very well.
Devotees of Thangachimadam of Rameshwaram of Tamilnadu from a fishing hamlet was one of the several youths who was inducted into the coast guard in coast guard-navy recruitment programme, the coast guard is planning to step up awareness to attract more such youths into the forces.
A sea voyage is not as simple as a normal road journey since the condition of the sea is unpredictable, starting from silent seas to rough seas with high tides which can be faced by well-trained sailors who have the DNA of sea survival skills would be a good choice is what many coast guard officials feel.
The coast guard is expanding with more number of fleets and the eastern command has been adding many offshore patrol vessels, which can give more chances for the sons of fishermen to serve in the forces and help their own community and country?