The Goa Shipyard Ltd., has successfully delivered a sophisticated fast interceptor boat to the state Coastal security Police.The said boat was built under the Ministry of Home Affairs plan for equipping the Coastal Security Police.
The Glass reinforced Plastic boats being manufactured by GSL comprise two models categorised under 5T and 12T boats.
The 5T boat delivered today is 9.6 metres long and capable of operating at 35 knots on full load with an endurance of 75 nautical miles with 25 per cent reserve fuel capacity. The boat is capacitated to carry four crew members along with a patrolling party of 10 persons and is fully equipped with life saving, fire fighting and communication facilities.
The boat is fitted with 2 outboard motors of 275 HP each for propulsion and manoeuvring.The wheel house is fitted with anti-ballistic panels for protection of patrolling crew to withstand a threat of an AK47 assault rifle at 10 metre range.
The 12T boat is 13 metres long, capable of operating at a 35 knots on full load with an endurance of 75 nautical miles with 25 percent reserve fuel capacity. The boat can carry 4 crew and a patrolling party of 16 persons and fully equipped with life saving, fire fighting and communication facilities. The boats are fitted with 2 main engines of 500 HP each with water jet propulsion.
The boats are designed and constructed for deployment in Indian territorial waters for day and night surveillance and investigation of suspected vessels in and around harbour, anchorage and along the sea coast.The boats are highly sea worthy and the unsinkable type due to 10 percent reserve buoyancy even when filled with water.
With this successful construction and launch after trials and delivery iof the first batch of these sophisticated boats, the Goa shipyard Limited has achieved a landmark milestone of venturing into GRP technology.