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New interceptor boat for patrolling Bengal, Odisha coast
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
New interceptor boat for patrolling Bengal, Odisha coast

Kolkata : The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned an Interceptor Boat (IB) for close-coast patrolling along the Odisha and West Bengal coast, a defence ministry release said Friday.

Odisha Chief Secretary Jugal Kishore Mahapatra commissioned the new vessel Thursday.

The vessel - IB C-426 - is commanded by Deputy Commandant Tarun Dutt Pandey and has a crew of one officer and 11 personnel.

It will be based at Odisha''s Paradip port under the administrative and operational control of the commander, Coast Guard Region (northeast).

The 28-metre-long vessel displaces 90 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots, with an endurance of 500 nautical miles at an economical speed of 25 knots.

Equipped with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment and medium range armament, it makes an ideal platform for undertaking high-speed interception, close-coast patrol, low intensity maritime operations, search and rescue, medical evacuation and maritime surveillance, the release said.


New interceptor boat for patrolling Bengal, Odisha coast


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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