Indian Coast Guard launches interceptor boat in Surat

A newly-built `Interceptor' boat of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was launched in Surat on Wednesday, said a Defence release.

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"Interceptor Boat `ICGS C-454', built by Larsen and Toubro, was launched into the service of the Coast Guard by Surat district Collector Dhaval Patel's wife, Dr Hiral Patel," it said.

The 27-meter-long boat has a maximum speed of 45 nautical miles or 83 kilometers per hour, and has "excellent seakeeping, maneuverability and endurance range of 500 nautical miles", the release added.

Source: DD News