L&T-class fast interceptor craft

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Class overview
Name: L&T-class fast interceptor craft
Builders: Larsen & Toubro
Operators: Indian Coast Guard
Built: 2010–present
In commission: 2012–present
Planned: 54
Active: 28
General characteristics
Type: Fast interceptor craft
Displacement: 90 tonnes (89 long tons; 99 short tons)
Length: 30 m (98 ft 5 in)
Beam: 6.4m
Propulsion:
  • 2 × Caterpillar 3516C marine propulsion engines
  • 2 × C-4.4 auxiliary generator sets
  • 2 × MJP waterjets
Speed: 45 knots (83 km/h; 52 mph)
Range: 500NM
Endurance: 24hr, logistically sustainable for 72hr
Complement: 1 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 are planned to be constructed at L&T’s existing shipyard at Hazira and at its new up-coming 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 November 28. 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]

At least 28 of the 54 boats have been delivered by L&T to the Indian Coast Guard by April 2016.

Ships of Class[edit]

Pennant Number Commissioned Homeport
ICGS C-401 20 December 2012 Porbandar
ICGS C-402 12 April 2013 Mumbai
ICGS C-403 11 August 2013 Mundra
ICGS C-404 6 December 2013 Beypore
ICGS C-406 17 February 2014 Kavaratti[12]
ICGS C-407 1 June 2014 Port Blair[13] (Re-based from Thiruvananthapuram)[14]
ICGS C-408 28 May 2014[15] Jakhau[15]
ICGS C-409 17 July 2014 Porbandar[16]
ICGS C-410 4 November 2014 Goa[17]
ICGS C-411 17 July 2014 Okha[18]
ICGS C-412 17 July 2014 Port Blair[13] (re-based from Mandapam)
ICGS C-413 19 January 2015 Okha[19]
ICGS C-414 19 January 2015 Port Blair[13] (Re-based from Mandapam)[20]
ICGS C-415 5 June 2015 Karaikal[21]
ICGS C-416 5 June 2015 Port Blair[13] (Re-based from Mandapam)[22]
ICGS C-417 29 March 2015 Port Blair[13] (Re-based from Chennai)[23]
ICGS C-418 10 April 2015 Haldia[24]
ICGS C-419 15 May 2015 Pipavav[25]
ICGS C-420 15 May 2015 Karwar[25]
ICGS C-421 21 September 2015 Androth
ICGS C-422 28 November 2015 Karaikal[26]
ICGS C-425 28 April 2013 Paradip[27]
ICGS C-426 1 October 2013 Paradip[28]
ICGS C-427 6 November 2014[29] Vizhinjam[30]
ICGS C-428 6 November 2014[29] Port Blair[13] (Re-based from Karaikal)[31]
ICGS C-429 6 November 2014[29] Vadinar[18]
ICGS C-430 29 March 2015[32] Chennai

See also[edit]

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L&T class High speed Interceptor Boat
ICGS C-401

References[edit]

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