On November 3, 2020, Western Seaboard Commander Additional Director General (ADG), Rajan Bargotra virtually commissioned the Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘C-452’ at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. It is the 52nd ship in the series of 54 Interceptor Boats.
i.This will be the fifth ship/boat under administrative control of ICGS Ratnagiri, and third of its type at Ratnagiri.
ii.It has been designed and Indigenously built by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Shipyard Limited in Surat, Gujarat.
i.The ship is equipped with Modern Sensors, which includes navigational and communication systems.
ii.The primary role of the ship will be in undertaking multifarious tasks, such as anti-smuggling, maritime surveillance, interdiction and Search and Rescue.
iii.It will be based at Jaigarh, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra and is commanded by Assistant Commandant Amogh Shukla.
i.The ship is 27 metres Long, with displacements of 105 tonnes and an endurance of 500 NM (Nautical Mile) at a speed of 25 Knots.
ii.It is capable of operating in tropical conditions and proceeds at a speed of 45 knots.
iii.It is equipped with 12.7 MM Heavy Machine Gun is the main armament of the ship.
Recent Related News:
i.June 10, 2020, The 5th and last ship in the series of Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) namely “ICGS Kanaklata Barua” or “Yard 2117” for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has been delivered by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd.
ii.On February 28, 2020, The Indian Coast Guard’s (ICG) 98-meter-long 5th Offshore Patrol Vessel called “ICGS Varad” was inducted into service by Shri. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge) and Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers at LOT Kattupalli shipyard, near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
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