Indian Coast Guard receives more interceptor ships from Larsen & Toubro
The Indian Coast Guard has received additional two high speed interceptor boats (C-433 and C-434) from shipbuilder Larsen & Toubro.
The vessels were delivered at the company’s Kattupalli Shipyard, near Chennai, and are part of two contracts being executed by L&T for design and construction of 54 Interceptors to Indian Coast Guard.
With these two, 34 of the boats have been delivered by the company so far.
Made of aluminum alloy hull with waterjet propulsion, these boats have a speed of over 45 knots.
J.D. Patil, senior executive vice president (defence), Larsen & Toubro, said: “Besides the interceptor vessels program, L&T has also been mandated by the Coast Guard to design and build seven Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The construction of OPVs is on schedule and the launch of first OPV is slated for next month.”
“All these ships constructed by L&T are designed in-house and we are committed to Makein-India vision of the Government with homegrown Design and Build technologies, and in the process attaining indigenous content in excess of the policy stipulations.”