India Commissions Coast Guard Ship, Interceptor Boats

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India Commissions Coast Guard Ship, Interceptor Boats

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) commissioned three new vessels- ICGS Sachet ship, and C-450 and C-451 Interceptor Boats (IB), today in Goa.

“Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451 in Goa via video conference from here today,” the Indian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The ICGS Sachet is the first in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) designed & built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL).

India Commissions Coast Guard Ship, Interceptor Boats

The 105 metre long ‘Sachet’ displaces approximately 2,350 tons and is propelled by two 9,100 KW diesel engines designed to attain a maximum speed of 26 knots, with an endurance of 6,000 nautical miles. The ship is designed to carry a twin-engine helicopter and four high speed boats and one inflatable boat for swift boarding and search & rescue operations. The ship is also capable of carrying limited pollution response equipment to undertake oil spill pollution response at sea.

The IBs C-450 and C-451 are indigenously designed & built by Larsen & Toubro Shipyard Hazira, and fitted with latest navigation and communication equipment.  The two 30 metre long boats are capable of achieving speeds in excess of 45 knots and designed for high speed interception, close coast patrol and low intensity maritime operations.

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