The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on June 7, 2018 commissioned an interceptor boat- ICGS C-439 at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) C-439 was commissioned by Additional Director General K Natarajan, Coast Guard Commander of Western Seaboard. The ceremony was attended by senior dignitaries from central, state government and the armed forces.
Key Features of the boat
• The ICGS C-439 is designed by the L&T Marine & Ship Design Division, an in-house facility of Larsen & Toubro Limited.
• The vessel is 27.4 m long with a displacement of 136 tonnes. It can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots.
• It has full aluminium-alloy hull for reduced weight and is powered by twin water-jet propulsion systems to enable quick response.
• It is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment and medium-range armament.
The vessel’s crew comprises one officer and eleven personnel, all of whom trained to perform coastal surveillance, search and rescue, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations in close coast low-intensity maritime operations.
The vessel will operate under the operational and administrative control of the Commander, Coast Guard District Headquarters No 2 (Maharashtra), Mumbai and will further enhance the operational capabilities to undertake multifarious tasks such as surveillance, interdiction, search & rescue and medical evacuations of the region.