Bharati-class interceptor boat

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Coast Guard Interceptor boat C-154
Class overview
Name: Bharati-class interceptor craft
Builders: Bharati Shipyard
Operators: Indian Coast Guard
Built: 2009–present
In commission: 2013–present
Building: 11
Planned: 15
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Interceptor boat
Displacement: 107 tonnes (105 long tons; 118 short tons)
Length: 27.6 m (90 ft 7 in)
Beam: 6.17 m (20 ft 3 in)
Draught: 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)
Depth: 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × Caterpillar MTU Friedrichshafen Gmbh 1630KW engines
  • 2 × 69 kW 415 V 50 Hz AC
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Complement: 1 officer and 12 enlisted

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

Description[edit]

The vessels in the series have an aluminum hull, and have a length of 28 meters, with beam of 6 meters and draught of 1.2 meters.[1] 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 2.81 billion (US$42 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

Ships of the class[edit]

Pennant No Commissioned Homeport
C-154 22 February 2013 Mumbai[4][5]
C-155 14 May 2015 Karwar[6]
C-156 12 March 2016 Pipavav[7][8]
C-157
C-158 12 April 2016[9] Goa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b IR Class ship info
  2. ^ "Bharati Shipyard bags Rs 281 cr defence contract". Business Standard. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/new-interceptor-boat-joins-coast-guard/article4442936.ece
  4. ^ "Nirmal New Online". 
  5. ^ "New interceptor boat joins Coast Guard". The Hindu. 2013-02-22. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Coast Guard commissions four boats at Porbandar". timesofindia-economictimes. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Indian Coast Guard commissions new vessel at Porbandar". The Indian Express. 2016-03-12. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  8. ^ "Indian Coast Guard Ship C- 156 commissioned at Porbandar". DeshGujarat. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  9. ^ "Coast Guard interceptor boat commissioned". indiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 

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