ICG Ship C-453 commissioned at Chennai Port today
Indian Coast Guard Ship C-453, the 17th of the 18 Interceptor Boat (IBs) project indigenously constructed by M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd., was commissioned at Chennai by Smt. Leena Nandan, IAS, Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs on 19 Feb 2021 in the presence of Shri Jiwesh Nandan, IAS, Additional Secretary, Department of Defence, Director General Krishnaswamy Natarajan, PVSM, PTM, TM, Director General Indian Coast Guard, Inspector General S Paramesh, PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) RAdm JS Mann, VSM, NM (Retd), VP & Head L&T shipyard and other Officials of Indian Coast Guard and M/s L&T shipyard.
ICGS C-453, the 27.80 Mtrs long Interceptor Boat with a displacement of 105 tons and Max Speed of 45 knots (85 kmph) is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks including Surveillance, Interdiction, close coast patrol, Search and Rescue, in addition to rendering assistance to boats and craft in distress at sea.
The vessel is provided with advanced navigation and communication equipment for safe navigation. The quick reaction ability coupled with modern equipment and systems provides her the capability to swiftly respond to any maritime situation at very short notice. ICGS C-453 is commanded by Assistant Commandant Animesh Sharma and will be based at Chennai under the operational control of Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).
The Ship on joining the Coast Guard Eastern fleet, will be deployed extensively for EEZ surveillance and other duties as enshrined in the Coast Guard Charter, to safeguard the Maritime interests of India. The Indian Coast Guard with this Ship joining the fleet will have 157 Ships & Boats and 62 Aircraft.
Further,40 Ships are at various stages of construction at different Shipyards in India and 16 Advanced Light Helicopters MK III are being accepted by M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bengaluru, which will provide the added teeth to the surveillance capabilities of the Coast Guard, to deal with the ever- dynamic maritime challenges.