Indian Coast Guard Hovercraft H-187, the first of the series of twelve Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) designed and built by Griffon Hoverwork Limited (GHL), UK was commissioned by Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan, Director General Indian Coast Guard, at Okha in Gujarat on June 11, 2012. The commissioning ceremony was witnessed by Deputy Inspector General BS Yadav, Commander Coast Guard Region (North-West) and other dignitaries from Central and State Government.
This newly commissioned Coast Guard Station at Krishnapatnam would facilitate Search and Rescue operations in the region. The station will function under the administrative and operational control of Commander, Coast Guard Region (East) through the Commander, Coast Guard District HQ-6 located at Visakhapatnam. Commandant (JG) TRK Rao has been appointed as the Commanding Officer of the Station.