CG commissions high speed interceptor boat
Ahigh speed interceptor boat (C 424) was commissioned by the Indian Coast Guard Region North East at Haldia on 25 April 2017, the ceremony performed by Inspector General KR Nautiyal, Coast Guard Commander North East. With this, Coast Guard assets in West Bengal now include 2 fast patrol vessels, 4 hovercraft, 2 interceptor boats, radar station and ACV forward operating base at Frazerganj. The 27-metre-long ship has been built at L&T Surat and achieves 45 knots of speed, and is equipped with latest navigational and communication equipment with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun as main armament. The ship is also fitted with night vision and infrared devices for day and night surveillance.