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    Indigenously built ICG interceptor boat commissioned at Hazira

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    Indian Coast Guard Interceptor Boat got commissioned by Ajay Kumar Tomar IPS, Commissioner of Police, Surat on 15 Dec 20 at Hazira in presence of Inspector General Rakesh Pal PTM, TM Commander, Indian Coast Guard Region (NW) and distinguished central and state government guests and civil dignitaries.

    This Interceptor boat is built indigenously by M/s L&T Jetty, Hazira and is capable of high speed of 45 knots having capability to operate in shallow waters. The vessel is fitted with latest state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment designed for high speed interception, close coast patrol, low intensity maritime operations, Search and Rescue and maritime surveillance.

    Interceptor Boat will operate from Gujarat under administrative and operational control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (NW) and is a part of ongoing efforts of Indian Coast Guard to strengthen coastal security of Gujarat maritime borders. It will also further augment patrolling and prevent illicit activities such as infiltration, smuggling and illegal fishing activities along the international maritime borders.

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