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Coast Guard commissions high-speed interceptor boat

An interceptor boat capable of search and rescue apart from maritime surveillance and which carries medium-range armaments was commissioned by the Coast Guard Friday.

Published: 22nd February 2013 07:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2013 03:23 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

An interceptor boat capable of search and rescue apart from maritime surveillance and which carries medium-range armaments was commissioned by the Coast Guard here Friday.

The 28 metre-long interceptor boat with 75 tonnes displacement can achieve a maximum speed of 35 knots, Navy sources said.

It is designed for high-speed interception, close-coast patrol, low-intensity maritime operations besides surveillance.

The boat, named C-154, was commissioned by Maharashtra Chief Secretary Jayantkumar Banthia, at a ceremony attended by representatives of the Navy, Army, Air Force and state government officials.

It has been built by Bharati Shipyard Ltd and incorporates state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, besides medium-range armaments.

The vessel is also capable of operating in shallow water as well as deep seas, Navy sources said.

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