Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen coastal security Indian Coast Guard Ship C- 437 was commissioned today at Porbandar. It will strengthen security of west coast and also help prevent illicit activities such as infiltration, smuggling and illegal fishing.
The Interceptor Boat C- 437 is 27.80 mtrs in length, with displacement of 106 tons and a max speed of 45 knots. The IB is capable of undertaking multifarious task such as surveillance, interdiction, search and rescue and rendering assistance to boats and craft in distress at sea. 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 maritime situation. The ship is commanded by Asst Commandant Varun Raj S and will be based at Jakhau.
ICGS C- 437 shall be based at Jakhau under the administrative and operational control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North West). Additional Director General K Natarajan, PTM, TM, Coast Guard Commander (West Seaboard) commissioned the Interceptor Boat in the presence of IG Rakesh Pal, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (NW) and other distinguished guests from various Central and State agencies.
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