INS Sandhayak first Survey Vessel Large ship commissioned into Indian Navy to strengthen Indo-Pacific region

The commission of the ship aims to counter threats prevailing in the Indo-Pacific region while protecting security part and glorifying the exploration of unfathomable depths of the ocean.

INS Sandhayak first Survey Vessel Large ship commissioned into Indian Navy to strengthen Indo-Pacific region

New Delhi: INS Sandhayak the first survey vessel large [SVL] ship was commissioned into the Indian Navy in the presence of Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh at the ceremony held at the Noval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam.

The indigenous developed ship is considered to portray a dual role where its primary role is to carry out full-scale hydrographic surveys of ports, harbors, navigational channels/ routes, coastal areas, and deep seas, towards enabling safe marine navigation. In terms of secondary role, the ship will be capable of undertaking a range of naval operations.

 

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INS Sandhayak is equipped with state-of-the-art hydrographic equipment including Deep and Shallow Water Multi-Beam Echo Sounders, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Remotely Operated Vehicle, Side scan sonars, Data Acquisition and processing systems, satellite-based positioning systems, and terrestrial survey equipment.

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The ship has an indigenous content of over 80% by cost is propelled by two Diesel Engines and is capable of achieving speeds over 18 knots. The ship has a displacement of 3,400 tons and an overall length of 110 meters with a beam of 16m. The project has been steered by the Warship Design Bureau of the Indian Navy. The commission of the ship aims to counter threats prevailing in the Indo-Pacific region while protecting security part and glorifying the exploration of unfathomable depths of the ocean.

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