ABG fast interceptor craft

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ABG fast interceptor craft are a series of thirteen 26 metres (85 ft) high-speed interceptor boats designed and supplied in knocked down kits by Henderson based Global Marine Design (Headed by Gavin Mair) and assembled by ABG Shipyard, Surat for the Indian Coast Guard.


They are wide aluminum hulled water jet propelled vessels for operations in close coastal and shallow waters. They Have an endurance of 500 nautical miles at 25 knots and capable of doing high speed up to 45 knots and are fitted with a 12.7 mm ‘Prahari’ Heavy Machine Gun (HMG). They have a crew of eleven enrolled personnel, with one officer and ten sailors.


Initially two units were ordered by Indian Coast Guard for evaluation during 1999-2000 at a cost of Rs 26.5 crore. The first unit (C-141) was launched in October 2000 and was delivery in 2001. The second unit (C-142) was delivered on 08 Feb 2002. They were commissioned at Porbandar and were extensively tested by the Coast Guard for ascertaining their speed and design specifications. The boats achieved the desired speed during trials. There after a follow-on order was placed on 30 March 2006 for 11 boats. The cost price of each unit in follow-on order was Rs 17.63 crore, aggregating to Rs 193.94 crore for the whole order.

List of vessels[edit]

Yard no IMO no Commissioned date Pennant no Homeport
9217539 08-Feb-02 C-141 Kakinada[1]
9217541 08-Feb-02 C-142 Porbandar
243 9502104 03-Jun-09 C-143 Vizhinjam[2]
244 9502178 09-Oct-09 C-144 Beypore[3]
245 9502180 17-Dec-09 C-145 Mumbai[4]
246 9502192 16-Apr-10 C-146 Port Blair
247 9502207 28-May-10 C-147 Port Blair[5]
248 9502219 01-Oct-10 C-148 Haldia[6]
249 9502221 01-Dec-10 C-149 Veraval[7]
250 9502245 28-Mar-11 C-150 Vizhinjam[8]
251 9502257 28-Mar-11 C-151 Kakinada[8]
253 9502269 18-Jun-11 C-152 Okha[9]
254 9502271 22-Oct-11 C-153 Veraval[10]


  • Overall Length: 26.00 m
  • Waterline Length: 21.75 m
  • Beam: 6.60 m
  • Draft @ Working Displacement: 1.180 m
  • Working Displacement: 90 tonnes (approx.)
  • Light Displacement: 60.60 tonnes (approx.)
  • Deck height above Waterline: 2.195 m
  • Bow Freeboard at rest: 2.925 m
  • Fuel Capacity: 7,000 Litres (approx.)
  • Engine: 2 x MTU 12V4000 @ 2100 RPM
  • Propulsion system: 2 x Kamewa 63-S2 Waterjet
  • Total Installed Power: 2 x 2,040 kW
  • Sprint Speed: 84 km/hr
  • Cruise Speed: 65 km/hr

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "High speed interceptor boat for Kakinada port". The Hindu. 2010-01-19. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Two Kerala fishermen killed in boat-ship collision". Rediff. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Indian Coast Guard". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Coast Guard adds high-speed interceptor boat to its fleet - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  5. ^ "Coast Guard Inducts Interceptor Boat ICGS C-147 At Port Blair". www.andamansheekha.com. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  6. ^ "Coast Guard to deploy interceptor boats for Sundarbans - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Defense Forum India". 
  8. ^ a b "Coast Guard Commissions New Station and Inducts Two Interceptor Boats". www.defencenow.com. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  9. ^ "Indian Coast Guard". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. 
  10. ^ "Interceptor Boat ICGS C-153 to Join Coast Guard Fleet at Porbandar tomorrow". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 

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