Ahmedabad, 12 March 2016
Indian Coast Guard Ship C-156, built by M/s Bharti Ship Yard, Goa was commissioned on 12 Mar 2016 at Porbandar by GR Aloria, Chief Secretary, Gujarat in presence of Inspector General VS Pathania, TM, Coast Guard Commander (NW) and other distinguished guests from various Central and State agencies.
The 27.65 meters long boat with 107 tones can achieve a maximum speed of 35 knots. The vessel is fitted with state of-the-art navigation and communication With the commissioning of ICGS C-156, the force level of Indian Coast Guard has gone up exponentially. The induction is part of ongoing effort by the Coast Guard to strengthen coastal security along the Indian coastline. The commissioning of Coast Guard ship will strengthen the security umbrella over 1600 km long coast of Gujarat. It will also help to augment patrolling and prevent illicit activities such as infiltration, smuggling and illegal fishing.
ICGS C-156 shall be based at Pipavav under the Administrative and Operational Control of the Commander Coast Guard Region (North -West).