Interceptor vessel joins Coast Guard service

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  1. A new Coast Guard vessel named as C-441 has been commissioned at Vizhinjam harbour in Kerala under the aegis of Regional Commander Western Region.
  2. C-441 is an Indian Coast Guard interceptor Vessel.C-441 is the seventh interceptor vessel amongst the series designed and built indigenously by L&T Ltd,Surat.
  3. C-441 is a 27.8-metre-long vessel.It has a maximum speed of 45 knots (83 km/hr) and is equipped with twin diesel engines and water jet propulsion.
  4. C-441 is capable to undertake several tasks such as close coast surveillance,interdiction,search and rescue and rendering assistance to boats and crafts in distress at sea.
  5. Further,the ship is fitted with state-of-the art communication,navigational equipment and with light,medium and heavy automatic machine gun onboard as main armament.