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BGB gets high-speed interceptor vessels

The vessels are capable of carrying 33 soldiers and have a top speed of 101kph

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 23:45, Jun 03,2020

 
 

The Border Guard Bangladesh has been given high-speed vessels to help it strengthen patrolling of maritime and riverine areas as well as to stop drug smuggling, human trafficking and transnational crimes.

‘Four state-of-the-art high speed interceptor vessels have been added to the BGB arsenal recently under the direct guidance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,’ said BGB Public Relations Officer Md Shariful Islam.

It will help the border guards check transnational crimes, illegal infiltration, smuggling of drugs, human trafficking and smuggling.

The 40-foot, 750-horsepower, three-engine intercepted vessel made of Silvercraft 40 model reinforced polymer is capable of carrying 33 soldiers and has a speed of 55 nautical miles per hour or 101kph.

These vessels are capable of navigating in inclement weather and are equipped with state-of-the-art satellite navigation system, fourth generation GPS, modern sonar system and many more sophisticated equipment with automatic machine gun attachment facilities.

They can confirm the position of enemy ships at a distance of 50km from their own position. These vessels also have the capacity to transport two critical patients.

These high-speed vessels are capable of carrying more troops will greatly increase the capacity of the BGB to prevent trans-border crimes on Bangladesh's maritime and riverine border areas.

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