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Commissioning of Coast Guard’s interceptor boat Tuesday

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 27, 2018, 6:39 am IST
Updated May 27, 2018, 6:39 am IST
The ship will be commissioned by Chief Secretary Paul Antony at a ceremonial function at 8 am.
The interceptor boat C-162 is 27.64m in length with a displacement of 107 tons with a maximum speed of 35 knots.
 The interceptor boat C-162 is 27.64m in length with a displacement of 107 tons with a maximum speed of 35 knots.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The newly built Coast Guard Interceptor Boat (IB) ICGS C-162 will be commissioned into service on Tuesday at Vizhinjam Harbour. The ship will be commissioned by Chief Secretary Paul Antony at a ceremonial function at 8 am. The interceptor boat C-162 is 27.64m in length with a displacement of 107 tons with a maximum speed of 35 knots.

The boat will be commanded by Deputy Commandant Pawan Kumar Kovar and will be based at Kochi under the administrative ANO operational control of Commander Coast Guard District (Kerala and Mahe). The ship has a complement of one officer and twelve enrolled personnel. The vessel is the sixth in the series constructed by M/s. Bharti Defence and Infrastructure Limited. The ship is propelled by Arneson Surface Drive (ASO). It is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and rendering assistance to boats and craft in distress at sea.

 

The vessel is capable of operating in shallow water as well as deep seas. The boat is provided with advanced navigational and communication equipment for safe navigation. The quick  reaction ability coupled with modern equipment and systems provides her the capability to respond  to any developing maritime situation. Inspector General Vijay O. Chafekar, PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (West) will be present during the event.

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Location: India, Kerala




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