The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned a 28 m coastal interception craft into the service’s regional headquarters in Mumbai, an ICG spokesperson confirmed with Jane’s on 13 June.
The vessel, which the service refers to as ICGS C-439, was commissioned on 7 June in a ceremony presided over by Coast Guard Commander Western Sea Board, Additional Director General K Natarajan.
C-439 was built by Indian company Larsen & Toubro. Powered by water jet propulsion driven by two Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines, the vessel can attain a maximum speed of 45 kt, and a standard range of 500 n miles at 25 kt.
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