Indian Coast Guard Current Affairs - 2019
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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.
The fast patrol vessel (FPV) of Aadesh-Class of Indian Coast Guard, ICGS Arinjay was commissioned in Kochi, Kerala.
It was commissioned by the chief of Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba.
ICGS Arinjay is the 15th of the 20 vessels being constructed by Kochi Ship Yard under the of Aadesh-Class .
It will be used for
- Anti-smuggling and anti-piracy activities and also for search and rescue operation.
- Fisheries protection and monitoring activities.
- To increase the protection level of India’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
ICGS Arinjay will be also having a secondary role of providing communication link and escort coastal convoys in the times of war and hostilities. The ship will be based at Okha post after commissioning.