L&T-class fast interceptor craft

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L&T class boat.JPG
C-401 after its commissioning
Class overview
NameL&T-class fast interceptor craft
BuildersLarsen & Toubro
Operators
Built2010–2020
In commission2012–present
Planned54
Completed54
Active54
General characteristics
TypeFast interceptor craft
Displacement90 tonnes (89 long tons; 99 short tons)
Length30 m (98 ft 5 in)
Beam6.4m
Propulsion
  • 2 × Caterpillar 3516C marine propulsion engines
  • 2 × C-4.4 auxiliary generator sets
  • 2 × MJP waterjets
Speed45 knots (83 km/h; 52 mph)
Range500NM
Endurance24hr, logistically sustainable for 72hr
Complement1 officer and 11 men
Sensors and
processing systems
MARIS ECDIS900 SmartLine Mk10

L&T fast interceptor craft are a series of high-speed interceptor boats being built by L&T Shipyard for the Indian Coast Guard. The ships are intended for patrol and rescue operations in India's Exclusive Economic Zone.

Design[edit]

The interceptor boats are of planing-type, designed by the L&T Marine & Ship Design Division, an in-house facility of Larsen & Toubro Limited. They are 30 metres long with 90 tonnes displacement and can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots. The interceptor boats has full aluminum-alloy hull for reduced weight and is powered by twin water-jet propulsion systems to enable quick response. The vessels are fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment and medium-range armament. Each vessel is powered by two Caterpillar Marine Power Systems 3516C marine propulsion engines (2525 bkW @ 1800 rpm, ‘D’ Rating) and two C-4.4 auxiliary generator sets (86 eKW @ 1500 rpm). The water-jets for the high-speed interceptor boats are being supplied by MJP Waterjets. Delivery of the water-jets began in 2010 and will continue until 2013.[1] They are also fitted with MARIS ECDIS900 SmartLine Mk10 Flat Panel Computer with radar kit.[2]

The vessel's crew consists of one officer and eleven personnel and are designed to perform coastal surveillance, search and rescue, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations in close coast and can also operate effectively in shallow water.

Orders[edit]

M/s L&T secured an order on 22 March 2010 for building 36 high speed interceptor boats for Rs 977 crores.[3] It further secured an additional order on 22 January 2013 to produce 18 similar Interceptor boats for Rs 447 crore.[4] The boats were constructed at L&T's existing shipyard at Hazira and at Kattupalli Shipyard near Ennore.

Commission and deployment[edit]

ICGS C-401, the first of the series was commissioned at Porbandar by Air Marshal A.K. Gogoi, Air Officer, Commanding-in-Chief South Western Air Command on 20 December 2012.[5] Its first deployment is at Mundra under the administrative and operational control of the Commander Coast Guard (North-West) region and commanded by Deputy Commandant Lakshya Sharma.

The second vessel of the class, C-402, was commissioned at Mumbai Naval Dockyard on 12 April 2013,[6] followed by C-403 at Mundra on 11 August 2013,[7] and C-404 at Beypore on 6 December 2013.[8] The ICGS C-421 was commissioned on 21 September 2015 at Androth (L&M Islands) commanded by Deputy Commandant Rohit Kulkarni.[9] The ICGS C-422 was commissioned at the Karaikal Port on 28 November. The vessel will patrol the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, along the Bay of Bengal.[10] C-405 was donated to the Seychelles Coast Guard in February 2016 and recommissioned as SCGS Hermes.[11]

On 29 July 2019, the government of India donated two vessels of the class to Mozambique Navy.[12]

All 36 boats ordered in the first batch were commissioned by January 2020.[13]

Ships of Class[edit]

Pennant Number Commissioned Homeport
ICGS C-401 20 December 2012 Porbandar
ICGS C-402 12 April 2013 Ratnagiri[14]
ICGS C-403 11 August 2013 Mundra
ICGS C-404 6 December 2013 Beypore
ICGS C-405 17 February 2014 Mumbai[15] Donated to Seychelles Coast Guard[16]
ICGS C-406 17 February 2014 Kavaratti[17]
ICGS C-407 1 June 2014[18] Port Blair[19] (Re-based from Thiruvananthapuram)[18]
ICGS C-408 28 May 2014[20] Jakhau[20]
ICGS C-409 15 November 2014[21] Porbandar
ICGS C-410 4 November 2014 Goa[22]
ICGS C-411 15 November 2014[21] Okha[23]
ICGS C-412 15 November 2014[21] Port Blair[19] (re-based from Mandapam)
ICGS C-413 19 January 2015 Okha[24]
ICGS C-414 19 January 2015 Port Blair[19] (Re-based from Mandapam)[25]
ICGS C-415 5 June 2015[26] Karaikal[26]
ICGS C-416 5 June 2015[26] Port Blair[19] (Re-based from Mandapam)[26]
ICGS C-417 29 March 2015[27] Port Blair[19] (Re-based from Chennai)[28]
ICGS C-418 10 April 2015 Haldia[29]
ICGS C-419 15 May 2015[30] Pipavav[30]
ICGS C-420 15 May 2015[30] Karwar[30]
ICGS C-421 21 September 2015 Androth
ICGS C-422 28 November 2015[31] Karaikal[31]
ICGS C-423 13 April 2017 Krishnapatnam[32]
ICGS C-424 25 April 2017 Haldia[33]
ICGS C-425 28 April 2013[34] Paradip[34]
ICGS C-426 1 October 2013 Paradip[35]
ICGS C-427 6 November 2014[36] Vizhinjam[37]
ICGS C-428 6 November 2014[36] Port Blair[19] (Re-based from Karaikal)
ICGS C-429 6 November 2014[36] Vadinar[23]
ICGS C-430 29 March 2015[27] Chennai
ICGS C-431 7 July 2017[38] Chennai
ICGS C-432 7 July 2017[38] Karaikal
ICGS C-433 20 September 2017[39] Murud Janjira
ICGS C-434 20 September 2017[39] Murud Janjira
ICGS C-435 2 December 2017[40] Karaikal[41]
ICGS C-436 5 January 2018[42] Krishnapatnam[43]
ICGS C-437 17 March 2018[44] Jakhau
ICGS C-438 25 April 2018[45] Kakinada
ICGS C-439 7 June 2018[46] Mumbai
ICGS C-440 14 June 2018[47] Chennai
ICGS C-441 24 April 2019[48] Vizhinjam
ICGS C-444 24 April 2019[49] Kavaratti
ICGS C-446 24 April 2019[49] Kavaratti
ICGS C-448 29 January 2020[13] Mangaluru
ICGS C-449 20 August 2020[50]
ICGS C-450 15 May 2020[51]
ICGS C-451 15 May 2020[51]
ICGS C-452 3 November 2020[52] Jaigarh[52]
ICGS C-453 19 February 2021 Chennai
ICGS C-454 15 December 2020[53]

See also[edit]

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