Sri Lankan Navy Builds Inshore Patrol Craft

3 March 2011 (Last Updated March 3rd, 2011 18:30)

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has constructed and delivered an inshore patrol craft (IPC) to the Sri Lankan Coastguard at the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 14.5m-long IPC was constructed at SLNS Mahasen under the mavy's Rs20m ($1.8m) IPC construction project. The craft has a displac

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has constructed and delivered an inshore patrol craft (IPC) to the Sri Lankan Coastguard at the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The 14.5m-long IPC was constructed at SLNS Mahasen under the mavy's Rs20m ($1.8m) IPC construction project.

The craft has a displacement of 9t and is fitted with two engines of 350hp each, a modern radar system, a GPS system and an electronic compass.

The new IPC increases the operational capability and fleet requirements at a low cost, saving a substantial amount for the coastguard.