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Indian Coast Guard commissions 2 high-speed interceptor boats

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) commissioned two high-speed interceptor boats C-433 and C-434 boats at the Dighi Port in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The commissioning of boats will strengthen the security umbrella over720-km-long Maharashtra coastline. It will also help in patrolling and prevent illicit activities such as smuggling, infiltration and illegal fishing.

Key Facts

The C-433 and C-434 boats were built by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Shipbuilding in Chennai. They are 27.42 metres long and have displacement of 136 tons each. They are water jet propelled vessels with endurance of 500 nautical miles at 20 knots. They are capable of doing speeds up to 45 knots.

The vessels are fitted with latest state of art navigational and communication equipment with 12.7 mm machine gun. They are designed for high-speed interception, low intensity maritime operations, close coast patrol, search and rescue and maritime surveillance, it added.

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Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH commissioned

Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH was commissioned at Kochi, Kerala by Vice Admiral AR Karwe, Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief, Southern Naval Command.

ICGS AYUSH is the 20th and the last in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

Key Facts
  • ICGS AYUSH is fitted with state-of- the-art navigational and communication equipment including Integrated Bridge System (IBS) and Machinery Control System (MCS).
  • The ship is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue, anti-smuggling and medical evacuation.
  • It will also play a secondary role of providing a communication link and escort coastal conveys in times of war.
  • The ship will be based at Krisnapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), under the administrative and operational control of Commander, Coast Guard Region.
  • FPVs are intended to help secure Indian waters by patrolling within the Exclusive Economic Zone and help in fisheries protection.

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