Indian Coast Guard (ICG) inducted two L&T class fast interceptor crafts, C-433 & C-434 built by Indian shipbuilder, L&T on August 16 in Chennai.
About L&T fast interceptor craft:
L&T fast interceptor craft is a series of high-speed interceptor boats being built by L&T Shipyard for the Indian Coast Guard. The ships are intended for patrol and rescue operations in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
The interceptor boats are designed by the L&T Marine & Ship Design Division, an in-house facility of Larsen & Toubro Limited. They are 30 metres long with 90 tonnes displacement and can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots. The interceptor boats
They are 30 metres long with 90 tonnes displacement and can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots. The interceptor boats have full aluminum-alloy hull for reduced weight and are powered by twin water-jet propulsion systems to enable quick response.
The vessels are fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment and medium-range armament.
The vessel is powered by two Caterpillar Marine Power Systems 3516C marine propulsion engines (2525 bkW @ 1800 rpm, ‘D’ Rating) and two C-4.4 auxiliary generator sets (86 eKW @ 1500 rpm). The water-jets for the high-speed interceptor boats are being supplied by MJP Waterjets. Delivery of the water-jets began in 2010 and will continue until 2013.They are also fitted with MARIS ECDIS900 SmartLine Mk10 Flat Panel Computer with radar kit.
They are also fitted with MARIS ECDIS900 SmartLine Mk10 Flat Panel Computer with radar kit.
The vessel’s crew consists of one officer and eleven personnel and are designed to perform coastal surveillance, search and rescue, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations in close coast and can also operate effectively in shallow water.
34 of the 54 boats have been delivered by L&T to the Indian Coast Guard by August 2017.