Two new Interceptor
Boats (IBs) C-435&C-436 built by M/s L&T Ship Building have been
inducted into Indian Coast Guard on Demberr first The boats were launched four
months ago post extensive trials on equipment and machineries. These boats are
part of the 36 IBs project contracted between Ministry of Defense and Larsen Toubro
shipyard at Katupalli. The inducted
boats will be based at Karaikal and Krishnapatnam in Eastern Seabed and their
presence will further strengthen the coastal security mechanism.
C-435 and C-436 boats
would be utilized for day and night close coast patrol &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. IBs can achieve speed of 40 Knots.
Each IB would be manned by 12 crew, including 01 officer and 02 subordinate officers.