Indian Coast Guard Ship
C-453, the 17thof the 18Interceptor Boat (IBs) project indigenously
constructed by M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd., was commissioned at Chennai by Ms
Leena Nandan, Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairson February19th .
ICGS C-453, the 27.80 Mtrs
long Interceptor Boat with a displacement of 105 tons and Max Speed of 45 knots
(85 kmph) is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks including Surveillance,
Interdiction, close coast patrol, Search and Rescue, in addition to rendering
assistance to boats and craft in distress at sea.
provided with advanced navigation and communication equipment
The vessel is provided with
advanced navigation and communication equipment for safe navigation. The quick
reaction ability coupled with modern equipment and systems provides her the
capability to swiftly respond to any maritime situation at very short
notice. ICGS C-453 is commanded by
Assistant Commandant Animesh Sharma and will be based at Chennai under the
operational control of Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).
With this vessel, ICG will
have 157 Ships & Boats and 62 Aircraft
Ship on joining the Coast Guard Eastern fleet will be deployed extensively for
EEZ surveillance and other duties as enshrined in the Coast Guard Charter, to
safeguard the Maritime interests of India. The Indian Coast Guard with this
Ship joining the fleet will have 157 Ships & Boats and 62 Aircraft.
Further,40 Ships are at various stages of
construction at different Shipyards in India and 16 Advanced Light Helicopters
MK III are being accepted by M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bengaluru,
which will provide the added teeth to the surveillance capabilities of the
Coast Guard, to deal with the ever- dynamic maritime challenges.