New Delhi. 20 September 2017. Indian Coast Guard Boats C-433 and C-434 were commissioned at Dighi Port, Murud Janjira by Inspector General KR Nautiyal, PTM, TM, Commander, Coast Guard Region(West).

These crafts are interceptor class of Coast Guard Ships with 27.42 meters length and 136 tons displacement. These vessels are constructed by M/s L&T shipbuilding Chennai. These water jet propelled vessel have an endurance of five hundred nautical miles at 20 knots and are capable of doing speeds up to 45 knots.  The vessels are fitted with latest state of art navigational and communication equipment with 12.7 mm Machine Gun. These vessels are  designed for high speed interception, close coast patrol, low intensity maritime operations, search &rescue and maritime surveillance.

The commissioning of Interceptor Boats will strengthen the security umbrella over 720 KM long coastline of Maharashtra.  It will also help to augment patrolling and prevent illicit activities such as infiltration, smuggling and illegal fishing.

The Interceptor Boats C-433 and C-434 will be based at Murud Janjira, under the Administrative and Operational control of the Station Commander, ICGS Murud Janjira andthe boats C-433 and C-434 are commanded by Deputy Commandant Jasprit Singh Dhillon and Deputy Commandant Jahid Arfan respectively.  Both Interceptor Boats have crew of 12 Enrolled Personnel each.

ICG has 3 Pollution control vessels 16 Offshore patrol vessels 42 Patrol vessels 60 Patrol boats 27 Patrol craft  and 18 Hovercraft. L&T has the execution of design and construction of 54 high-speed Interceptor Boats for Indian Coast Guard.

L&T fast interceptor craft are a series of high-speed interceptor boats being built by L&T Shipyard for the Indian Coast Guard. The ships are intended for patrol and rescue operations in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone. M/s L&T secured an order on 22 March 2010 for building 36 high speed interceptor boats for Rs 977 crores. It further secured an additional order on 22 January 2013 to produce 18 similar Interceptor boats for Rs 447 crore. The boats are planned being constructed at L&T’s existing shipyard at Hazira and at its new up-coming Kattupalli Shipyard near Ennore.

The interceptor boats are of planing-type, designed by the L&T Marine & Ship Design Division, an in-house facility of Larsen & Toubro Limited. They are 30 metres long with 90 tonnes displacement and can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots. The interceptor boats has full aluminum-alloy hull for reduced weight and is powered by twin water-jet propulsion systems to enable quick response. The vessels are fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment and medium-range armament.

Each vessel is powered by two Caterpillar Marine Power Systems 3516C marine propulsion engines (2525 bkW @ 1800 rpm, ‘D’ Rating) and two C-4.4 auxiliary generator sets (86 eKW @ 1500 rpm). The water-jets for the high-speed interceptor boats are being supplied by MJP Waterjets. Delivery of the water-jets began in 2010 and will continue until 2013. They are also fitted with MARIS ECDIS900 SmartLine Mk10 Flat Panel Computer with radar kit.

The vessel’s crew consists of one officer and eleven personnel and are designed to perform coastal surveillance, search and rescue, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations in close coast and can also operate effectively in shallow water.