india navy sandhayak vessel revolutionizes sea surveys

The upcoming commissioning of the Indian Navy’s latest survey vessel, ‘Sandhayak,’ is set to take place at the Vizag naval dockyard this Saturday. The ceremony will witness the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R Hari Kumar.

This event signifies the formal introduction of the first of four Survey Vessel (Large) ships, currently under construction at M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata, into the Navy.

Sandhayak was handed over to the Indian Navy on December 4, 2023, following an exhaustive trial program conducted both in the harbor and at sea.

The primary purpose of the vessel is to conduct comprehensive hydrographic surveys, covering ports, harbors, navigational channels/routes, coastal areas, and deep seas, ensuring safe marine navigation. Additionally, the ship is equipped to undertake various naval operations in a secondary role.

A noteworthy addition to the naval fleet, Sandhayak features cutting-edge hydrographic equipment, including Deep & Shallow Water Multibeam Echo-Sounders, an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Remotely Operated Vehicle, Side Scan Sonars, Data Acquisition and Processing System, satellite-based positioning systems, and terrestrial survey equipment.

Originally the Sandhayak, decommissioned on June 4, 2021, the present vessel is powered by two Diesel Engines and can achieve speeds exceeding 18 knots. With a length of 110 meters, a displacement of 3400 tons, and featuring 80% indigenous content, Sandhayak reflects India’s burgeoning shipbuilding capabilities, aligning with the national vision of AatmaNirbharBharat. It stands as a true symbol of a developed India, in harmony with the national vision for Amrit Kaal.

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