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Induction of coast guard interceptor boats (IBs) c-435& c-436

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.

 

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