Inidan Coast Guard Ship C-449 commissioned in Chennai

Team India Sentinels Thursday 20th of August 2020 11:29 PM

Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship C-449 was commissioned on Thursday by chief secretary K Shanmugam in Chennai, which would further strengthen the maritime and coastal security of Tamil Nadu.

The ship is the 49th in the series of 54 ships being indigenously designed and built by Larsen and Toubro Ltd, Hazira (Surat).

The induction of the ship was part of the ongoing efforts by the Coast Guard to strengthen Maritime and Coastal Security along the Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh coasts.

The ship will not only strengthen the security umbrella of the East Coast, but would also help augment patrolling in order to prevent illicit activities at sea.

This ship is 27.80 m long, with a displacement of 105 tons and could attain a maximum Speed of 45 knots (85 kmph).

It is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks, including Surveillance, Interdiction, Search and Rescue, in addition to rendering assistance to boats and craft in distress at sea.

The vessel is provided with advanced navigation and communication equipment for safe navigation.

The quick reaction ability coupled with modern equipment and systems provides her the capability to respond to any maritime situation at a very short notice.  

The ship is commanded by Assistant Commandant Ashish Sharma and will be based at Krishnapatnam under the administrative and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard District Headquarters No.6, Visakhapatnam.

The commissioning ceremony was witnessed by restricted dignitaries by following all the Covid-19 protocols.


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