Panaji (Goa), May 28(ANI): Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar on Friday commissioned the Indian Coast Guard ship C-147 at a ceremony in Goa.
Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Director General of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was also present on the occasion.
C-147 is the fifth boat of its class, designed and built indigenously by ABG Shipyard, Surat, and will be based at Goa, under the operational and administrative control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (West).
It is fitted with ultra modern navigational and communication equipment, and will be deployed for enhancing the close-coast surveillance capability of the ICG.
The 28 metre long Interceptor Boat which displaces 90 tons, is commanded by Commandant S.R. Nagendran.
It has an endurance of 500 nautical miles, at an economical speed of 25 knots and can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots, for responding to urgent calls at sea. (ANI)