In a boost to the Coast Guard fleet, the Bharati Defence and Infrastructure Ltd. (BDIL) handed over C-162 interceptor boats to the Coast Guard.
The handing-over ceremony was attended by ICG’s Principal Director (Material) DIG H.P. Singh, Coast Guard Refit and Production Superintendent, Goa, DIG Atul Parlekar, BDIL’s Chief Operating Officer DIG (Retd.) Narendra Kumar, BDIL’s president Pavithran Alokkan and other dignitaries
The vessel is the sixth part of 15 high-speed interceptor vessels being procured by the Indian Coast Guard.
The C-162 vessel was launched on January 31st and in just 28 days it completed its harbor and sea trials. During the trials, it achieved all the parameters successfully.
The vessel is 28 meters long and is made up of an aluminium hull with a displacement of 60 dead-weight tonnages. It can clock up to 35 knots and is equipped with Arneson Surface Drive propulsion system. It can also accommodate 11 crew members.