Navy builds IPC for Coastguard
Sri Lanka Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake
ceremonially handed over the third Inshore Patrol Craft (IPC)
constructed by the Navy to the Sri Lanka Coastguard at SLNS Rangalla on
Sri Lanka Coastguard Director General Rear Admiral Ruwan Dias, senior
officers of the Navy and the Sri Lanka Coastguard were present at the
The new IPC augments the operational capability of the Sri Lanka
Coastguard to increase its fleet requirements at a low cost, saving a
substantial amount of foreign exchange.
The craft was constructed at SLNS Mahasen in Welisara under the
Navy’s IPC Construction Project at an approximate cost of 20 million
The new IPC is custom-built using indigenous expertise and raw
material to the specifications required by the Coastguard. It is 14.85
metres long and 3.4 metres wide.
It has a displacement of 9.8 tons and is fitted with two engines of
350 HP each. The hull of the craft is made of fibre glass.
The craft is equipped with a modern radar system, a GPS system and an