(Last Updated on : 19/01/2010)
Gujarat state has the largest coastline having variety of natural advantages for maritime activities. Ports in the Gulf of Kutch have played a key role in promoting trade activities.
Jakhau Port is also one of the oldest ports of Kutch. Today, this port is only used for fisher men. Jakhau Port has its own importance. This is a very beautiful Port of Kutch. There is a centre for coastguard and water department of B.S.F. in Jakhau Port. The Coast Guard Station Jakhau at Jakhau port has recently been activated in position 23 deg. 14 Min. North and 68 deg. 35 Min. East under the operational and administrative control of Commander District No.1. Jakhau is a minor port frequently visited by small ships loading salt during the fair weather season from Oct to Jan during the year.
The Coast Guard has activated its operation in Jakhau port with a view to provide protection to the fishermen and maintain law and discipline at sea. The Coast Guard units at sea keep vigil and monitor anti-smuggling / anti-poaching and anti piracy operations.