Karwar Coast Guard gets ultramodern interceptor boat

Karwar Coast Guard gets ultramodern interceptor boat

Karwar Coast Guard gets ultramodern interceptor boat

 The coastal security in Uttara Kannada district is set to get a boost with the ultramodern C-155 interceptor boat reaching the Indian Coast Guard Station at Karwar port on Wednesday.

The Rs 30-crore vessel built by the Bharati Shipyard Limited, Mumbai, is capable of patrolling the coast for 10 hours uninterruptedly. The 27.6 m-long boat weighs 71 tonnes and can sail at a speed of 35 nautical miles per hour (64.82 kmph). It is equipped with a radar system which can detect water-borne and air-borne objects up to a distance of 45 nautical miles.

The boat is armed with a heavy and light machine gun among other weapons. A team of 10 personnel led by Commandant Jagannath Behr will be in charge of the boat. It is expected to be commissioned in March this year.
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