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Two Interceptor boats built by L and T's Katupalli shipyard near Chennai inducted into the Indian Coastguard

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.

 

            C-433 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 subordinate officers.

 


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