On 13 September 2021, the Maritime Air Squadron (MAS) of the Mauritius Coast Guard officially inducted a new Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Do228-201 with the serial presented as MSN4059.
The aircraft, former Indian Navy Do228-201 IN231 (construction number 4059), is leased to the Mauritius Police Force (MPF) on a gratis basis for most probably one year. The aircraft will be used by the Coast Guard.
The High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, Smt Nandini K Singla, emphasised on the friendly ties and naval cooperation existing between Mauritius and India. She highlighted that the HAL Do228 has been leased to the MPF by the Indian Navy to support the current increased load of air operations. She also mentioned that in 2022, HAL shall be handing over a brand new Passenger Variant Dornier Do228 to Mauritius and this purchase has been facilitated by the Line of Credit under the Government of Mauritius.
Photo by Indian Navy