Sri Lanka Navy has constructed a Inshore Patrol Craft (IPC) for Sri Lanka Coast Guard (Coast Guard was launched in March 04, 2010). The IPC was handed over to Sri Lanka Coast Guard at the Port of Colombo on March 01, 2011.
Some interesting features of this IPC construction are:
- was constructed at SLNS Mahasen in Welisara, using indigenous expertise and raw material.
- part of the SLN’s Inshore Patrol Craft Construction Project at approximate cost of 20 million rupees.
- fibber glass hull; craft is 14.5 m in length; 3.5 m in width; displacement of 09 tons; fitted with two engines of 350 HP each.
- equipped with a Radar, GPS system and an electronic compass.
Here is a photograph of Inshore Patrol Craft (IPC) from MoD, Sri Lanka.
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