Two new interceptor boats have been
inducted into Indian Coast Guard on August 16. The Interceptor Boats (IBs) C-433
and C-434 built by Larsen and Toubro Ship Building Yard were inducted into
Indian Coastguard.The interceptor boats have been launched on Post extensive trials on equipment and
machineries since June this year.
These boats are part of the 36 IBs
project contracted between the Defence Ministry and the Chennai based Larsen
and Toubro shipyard. The shipyard is situated at Katupalli about 20 Kilometers,
north of Chennai. The inducted boats will be based at Murud Janjiraon Western
Coast. Their presence will further strengthen the coastal security mechanism.
and C-434 boats would be utilized for day and night close coast patrol and
surveillance, SAR, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, anti-terrorist,
anti-smuggling operations and fisheries protection and monitoring.
The boats are equipped with state of the
art sensors including sophisticated navigational and communication system and
are capable of operating in tropical conditions with expected life span of more
than 15 years.
The boats can achieve speed of 40 Knots.
Each boat would be manned by 12 crew members, including one Officer and 2