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SANDHAYAK - FIRST OF FOUR SHIPS UNDER SURVEY VESSEL PROJECT LAUNCHED

SANDHAYAK - FIRST OF FOUR SHIPS UNDER SURVEY VESSEL PROJECT LAUNCHED

Context:

In the presence of Raksha Rajya Mantri at GRSE, Kolkata, the first of the four ships under the Survey Vessel (Large) project for the Indian Navy was launched.

About ‘Sandhayak’:

  • On December 05, 2021, it became the first of the four Survey Vessels (Large) projects being built for the Indian Navy, launched in Kolkata.
  • It has been designed and developed by Defence Public Sector Undertaking, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Limited ‘Sandhayak’ entered the waters of the Hooghly River.

Significance of Ships:

  • These survey ships are capable of full-scale coastal & deep-water hydrographic surveys of Ports & Harbour and search navigational routes.
  • These ships can carry out surveys of maritime limits and collect Oceanographic & Geographical data for Defence applications.
  • These ships have two Marine Diesel Engines combined with Fixed Pitch Propellers.

Background:

  • On 30 Oct 2018, signed the contract for building four survey ships between MoD and GRSE at a total cost of Rs 2435 Crores.

About GRSE:

  • It is one of India's leading shipyards.
  • It is located in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • It builds and repairs commercial and naval vessels.

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