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Chennai based Larsen and Toubro shipyard commissions 17th interceptor boats for the coast guard

Indian Coast Guard Ship C-453, the 17thof the 18Interceptor Boat (IBs) project indigenously constructed by M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd., was commissioned at Chennai by Ms Leena Nandan, Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairson February19th .

ICGS C-453, the 27.80 Mtrs long Interceptor Boat with a displacement of 105 tons and Max Speed of 45 knots (85 kmph) is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks including Surveillance, Interdiction, close coast patrol, Search and Rescue, in addition to rendering assistance to boats and craft in distress at sea.

Vessel provided with advanced navigation and communication equipment

The vessel is provided with advanced navigation and communication equipment for safe navigation. The quick reaction ability coupled with modern equipment and systems provides her the capability to swiftly respond to any maritime situation at very short notice.  ICGS C-453 is commanded by Assistant Commandant Animesh Sharma and will be based at Chennai under the operational control of Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).

With this vessel, ICG will have 157 Ships & Boats and 62 Aircraft

 

The Ship on joining the Coast Guard Eastern fleet will be deployed extensively for EEZ surveillance and other duties as enshrined in the Coast Guard Charter, to safeguard the Maritime interests of India. The Indian Coast Guard with this Ship joining the fleet will have 157 Ships & Boats and 62 Aircraft.

 

Further,40 Ships are at various stages of construction at different Shipyards in India and 16 Advanced Light Helicopters MK III are being accepted by M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bengaluru, which will provide the added teeth to the surveillance capabilities of the Coast Guard, to deal with the ever- dynamic maritime challenges.
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