Indian Navy launches coast guard interceptor vessel in Rameswaram

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 April 2010, 21:25 GMT]
Indian Navy Commandant D. S. Saini, Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Station, Mandapam said that the arrival of C-146, an advanced interceptor vessel of Coast Guard, will help to engage in monitoring the movement of suspected vessels or persons round-the-clock, as it has modern facilities for night patrol, in an event in Rameaswarm Friday attended by key Indian Coast Guard officers, sources in Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu said. The launching of this patrol vessel is observed to be an action taken to strenghthen Coast Guard activities along the coast off Rameswaram in the context of alleged presence of foreign elements including Chinese Navy in the northern seas of Sri Lanka, the sources added.

The newly introduced C-146 coast guard interceptor vessel is expected to engage in intensive patroling in the Palk Straits.

 

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