Bharati-class interceptor boat

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Bharati-class of interceptor boats are a series of fifteen watercraft being built by Bharati Shipyard for the Indian Coast Guard.[1]

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The vessels in the series have an aluminium hull, and have a length of 28 metres, with beam of 6 metres and draught of 1.2 metres. They are powered by twin MTU Caterpillar engines having capacity of 1630 kW each. They have Articulate Surface Piercing Propulsion and can attain a speed of more than 35 knots. The vessels can perform high-speed interception, close-coast patrol, low-intensity maritime operations, search-and-rescue and surveillance. They have a complement of one officer and 12 sailors. They are being constructed as per a INR2.81 billion (US$46 million) contract signed with the Ministry of Defence, which was announced on 6 March 2009.[2] The first Bharati-class interceptor boat has IRS no. 40567 and its pennant no. is C-154. It was commissioned in Mumbai on 22 February 2013 in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Secretary J.K. Banthia and S.P.S. Basra, Inspector General (IG), Coast Guard Region (West).[3]It was constructed by Bharati shipyards units at Vasco Da Gama.

Specifications[edit]

  • Gross weight:107 tonnes[1]
  • Dead weight: 12 tonnes
  • Displacement: 65.2 tonnes
  • Overall Length: 27.6 meters
  • Breadth: 6.17 meters
  • Draught (max): 1.2 meters
  • Depth: 3.1 meters
  • Engine design: MTU Caterpillar
  • Engine build: MTU Friedrichshafen Gmbh
  • Power: 1630 kW
  • Auxiliary generator: 2 x 69 kW 415 V 50 Hz AC
  • Speed: 35 knots

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