Indian Coast Guard
Interceptor Boat (IB) C-436, designed and built by Larsen and Toubro was
commissioned at Krishnapatnam by Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh government
Dinesh Kumar, on January fifth.. Inspector General Rajan Bargotra, , Commander,
Coast Guard Region (East), Deputy Inspector General AK Harbola, Coast Guard Commander, Andhra
Pradesh, CEO of Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal and other senior
dignitaries from Central and State Government were present.
boat is the last among the 36 boats ordered by the Coastguards to keep a vigil
on the vast coastline of the
Interceptor Boat has an overall length of 27.80 meters, displacement of 101
tons and can achieve maximum speed of 45 knots with the help of jet propulsion
system. It has endurance of 500 NM. ICGS C-436 is capable of undertaking
multifarious tasks such as Coastal Security operations, Search and Rescue, Medical evacuation and routine
coordinated surveillance with Coast Guard Aircraft.
The Interceptor Boat (IB) is commanded by Assistant Commandant Ankur Banerjee.
The IB is fitted with state-of-the-art Communication and Navigational
equipment. The ship has adequate armaments onboard for enforcing Coast Guard Charter
Speaking on the
occasion, Mr Dinesh Kumar said that ‘coordination’ among all stake holders
involved in implementation of Coastal Security measures is most important
factor. He lauded the coordination of Coast Guard and all stake holders. He
intimated that Coastal Security Police in Andhra Pradesh is being further
strengthened in its capabilities.
The ship on joining the Coast Guard Fleet at Krishnapatnam will enhance
Coast Guard’s capability in
furthering its mandate of Maritime Security and Safety, Environmental
Protection and Coastal Security in the eastern region specifically that of
Andhra Pradesh Coast.