The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) commissioned two high-speed interceptor boats C-433 and C-434 boats at the Dighi Port in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The commissioning of boats will strengthen the security umbrella over720-km-long Maharashtra coastline. It will also help in patrolling and prevent illicit activities such as smuggling, infiltration and illegal fishing.
The C-433 and C-434 boats were built by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Shipbuilding in Chennai. They are 27.42 metres long and have displacement of 136 tons each. They are water jet propelled vessels with endurance of 500 nautical miles at 20 knots. They 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. They are designed for high-speed interception, low intensity maritime operations, close coast patrol, search and rescue and maritime surveillance, it added.