Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fibre boats for Customs Department in Cuddalore

Ultra powerful fibreglass boats for Customs dept - Sakaal Times
Friday, March 13th, 2009 AT 11:03 AM
Tags: Customs dept, Tamil Nadu

NAGAPATTINAM: Customs personnel in five coastal cities of Tamil Nadu will now be better equipped to take on smugglers with the Centre allotting them ultra modern high speed fibre glass boats.

These Norwegian designed boats, fitted with two 250 Horse power Hydraulic engines, would be manned by 10 customs personnel and also help check smuggling of narcotics, medicines to other countries and ships at sea, sources said.

This is part of the Centre's plan to coordinate the activities of the customs with the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and Coastal Security Force, which have already been strengthened, they said.

These boats will be given to the Customs department at Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram, Tuticorin, Cuddalore and Chennai ports.

The dismantled boats, which arrived at the Chennai customs office on March 9, with all the necessary equipment, would be assembled soon and put out to sea in about a fortnight, they said.

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