The high-speed interceptor boat built by Bharathi
Defence and Infrastructure Limited, Mangaluru was handed over to the Coast
The vessel is the sixth of a series of 15 such
interceptor boats delivered by BDIL.The vessel is 28 meters long with an
aluminum hull, weighs about 60 DWT and is designed for a speed up to 35 knots.
It is fitted with a new generation of Arneson Surface Drive propulsion system,
propelled by two engines of 1650 kW each, it said.
The interceptor boat, to be based at Kochi, can
accommodate 11 crew members and will be used mainly for patrolling.