Saturday, April 27, 2013

Indian Coast Guard Ship C-425 Commissioned

Indian Coast Guard Ship C-425, the third of the series of Interceptor Boats designed and built by M/s Larsen and Toubro, Katupalli was commissioned at Paradip by Shri Bijaya Kumar Patnaik, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha. The ceremony was witnessed by Inspector General KC Pande PTM, TM Commander Coast Guard Region (North-East) and other distinguished guests from various Central and State agencies.
The 30 metres long Interceptor Boat with 90 tonnes displacement can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots. 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 Interceptor Boat C-425 will be based at Paradip under the Administrative and Operational Control of the Commander Coast Guard District Headquarters No 7.

The IB is commanded by Deputy Commandant Vijay Vishwanathan and has a crew of 01 Officer and 11 Enrolled Personnel.


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