Porayar: The Coastal Security Group of
Tamil Nadu Police at Nagapattinam has been provided with a
state-of-the-art fast interceptor boat as part of efforts to
step up security along the coast in the aftermath of the
Mumbai terror attacks, officials said.
The Rs 2.5 crore boat weighs about 12 tonnes and is
capable of quickly attaining high speed and is fitted with
modern navigation and communication equipment, they said.
The boat will not be used for normal surveillance
activities, but for rescuing fishermen in distress and to
pursue "suspicious looking vessels", they said.