The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned ICGS C-453, the 17th of the 18 Interceptor Boat (IBs) project constructed by the Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in Chennai. ICGS C-453 is a 27.80 Meter long Interceptor Boat with a displacement of 105 tons and Max Speed of 45 knots (85 kmph) is capable of undertaking multifarious tasks including Surveillance, Interdiction, close coast patrol, Search and Rescue, in addition to rendering assistance to boats and craft in distress at sea.
ICGS C-453 is equipped with advanced navigation and communication equipment for safe navigation. ICGS C-453 is commanded by Assistant Commandant Animesh Sharma and will be based at Chennai under the operational control of Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).
These boats can operate up to Sea State 3 and can survive up to Sea State 6. The WJ cum Steering buckets offer maneuverability. The Hull is a Marine Grade AA 5083/6082. The Max Draft is between 1.3 – 1.4 m.
ICGS C-453, on joining the Coast Guard Eastern fleet, will be deployed extensively for EEZ surveillance and other duties in the Coast Guard Charter. The Indian Coast Guard with this Ship joining the fleet will have 157 Ships & Boats and 62 Aircraft. Further,40 Ships are at various stages of construction at different Shipyards in India and 16 Advanced Light Helicopters MK III are being accepted by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bengaluru.