Interceptor boat ICGS C-422 commissioned into Indian Coast Guard service

Indian Coast Guard has commissioned interceptor boat ‘ICGS C-422’ into its fleet to further enhance its vigil along Pondicherry and South Tamil Nadu coast in the Bay of Bengal.

It was commissioned in a traditional ceremony held at Karaikal port in Tamil Nadu by Puducherry Assembly Speaker V Sabapathy.

About ICGS C-422

  • ICGS C-422 is the 36th interceptor boat to be inducted into the Coast Guard service.
  • The boat is capable of multiple tasks including interdiction, surveillance and search and rescue.
  • It has been fitted with state-of-the-art communication, navigational equipment along with adequate fire power.

Presently, Indian Coast Guard has two fast patrol vessels ICGS Rani Durgavati and ICGS Ameya along with two interceptor boats C-428 and C-415 stationed at Karaikal port.

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