At an impressive ceremony on 22 Feb 13 at Mumbai, Indian Coast Guard Interceptor Boat C-154 was commissioned by Shri Jayantkumar Banthia, IAS, Chief Secretary to Government of Maharashtra. Apart from the officers and men of the Indian Coast Guard, the ceremony was also attended by representatives of Navy, Army, Air Force, State Govt departments and the media.
The 28 metres long Interceptor Boat with 75 tonnes displacement can achieve a maximum speed of 35 knots. This Interceptor Boat has been built by M/s Bharati Shipyard Ltd. The vessel is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment and medium range armament. It is designed for high speed interception, close-coast patrol, low-intensity maritime operations, Search & Rescue and maritime surveillance.
The IB is also capable of operating in shallow water as well as in deep seas. The IB is fitted with 02 main engines of 1630 KW each and ASD system. The IB is provided with advanced navigational and communication equipment.
The Interceptor Boat ICGS C-154 is based at Mumbai under the Administrative and Operational Control of the Commander, No 2 Coast Guard District HQ, Mumbai.
The IB is commanded by Dy Comdt Arvind K Tyagi, TM with a crew of 12 Enrolled Personnel.