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CENTRE LAUNCHES STATE-OF-THE-ART VESSEL ‘SAGAR AVNESHIKA’

CENTRE LAUNCHES STATE-OF-THE-ART VESSEL ‘SAGAR AVNESHIKA’

Context

Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicates Sagar Anveshika to the nation.

Details

Sagar Anveshika is a Coastal Research Vessel recently launched by the Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched at Chennai Port Trust in Chennai.

  • It will enable scientists to launch a deep ocean mission for ocean exploration.
  • It can board about 15-20 scientists for research purposes and has advanced navigation systems.
  • It has well-equipped laboratories with research and exploration apparatus for taking up scientific explorations.
  • The vessel also features a Drop Keel that houses various transducers of scientific analysis equipment, such as the multibeam echosounder, ADCP, sub-bottom profiler, etc.
  • It focuses on boosting exploration of India’s Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.

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